I have a ton of Filemaker v1 files I would like to be able to convert. I'm using FMP 15
You're going to have to convert through several different FileMaker file formats. It can't be done directly straight to the fmp12 format. Youll need multiple versions of FileMaker and a computer that can run each version. Windows will be easier to do it with than the Mac.
I would throw yourself upon upon the mercy and good graces of the people in the Community and see if there is somebody you can hire to help you. Alternatively, rebuild them from scratch in 15. You can probably export the data into something you can import into the new files.
Yes, here is docuemnt.
FileMaker conversion path for all versions | FileMaker
need 3 conversion, fp5 fp7 fmp12
Given the extreme number of changes over that many versions, it is likely to be simpler to export your data into a text file format that you then import into new tables of a new FMP 15 file.
Then create new layouts using the full suite of FMP 15 design options.
concur with Phil.
Export and rebuild is the easiest path
not if one just needs to look into (-:
Databases created by versions prior to 3 are mostly simple, maybe some references to other files. If they are one-file solutions (no references to other files), migrate them through .fp5 - .fp7 -> .fmp12, it should work like having an excel sheet as base. At least as long as the old files are fine (no crashes/corruption)
Yes but given the simplistic layout options, why go thru all the steps when you can do a single export/import and combine the data of multiple files into one "data file" for which you can then build a much better layout--something that you'd likely want/need to do anyway?
Just seems simpler than converting over and over again to get them up to the .FMP12 file format.
(please) rebuild it and import.
looks not having any other versions. So at least one convert to fp5 is need. Then, comparing "export and import" to "convert to fp7 and convert to fmp12", I think latter is easier, dropping a folder 2 times, and don't need to learn how to use old version of FM Anyway it may be worth to try, if there is no problem on installing FM11.
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