Was this file converted previously from a legacy version of filemaker? It could be some sort of legacy leftover.
Take a copy of the file and convert it up, what does it look like in the new copy of filemaker?
It doesn't look corrupt to me, the "<unknown>" tag is regularly seen when a field elsewhere is deleted and a calc is broken. The locked nature of your menu item makes me think it was maybe generated automatically at some point.
You may want to run your DDR through something like FMPerception (free trial) to see if there is any other place where
"unknown" crops up.
Also, thank you so much for posting a video of the issue, very helpful!
Well.... if you cannot delete the menu item... then its corrupted right ?
I converted up to FM 15. The conversion log doesn't show any errors. ......... I hope I am save
And no... I did not convert from legay. I created it with FM 11. And somehow it was corrupt when i uploaded in to the server.
Ok... after the conversion, the menu title changed from "<unknown>" to an empty title. So, the weird menu has been transferred to the new file format fmp12.
Something may have caused corruption very early on in the development of the file and you are propagating it forward.
If you have converted it to FM 15 then run a recover with all options and check the log file result for signs of corruption.
Don't use the recovered file even if it FM detects no issues.
no going to use it. This whole thing sucks .... really bad. It gets even worse. When I do a recovery, Fm doesn't realize the corruption.
"Recover built a new database without detecting any problems"
And the conversion process over to FM 15 drags the corruption into the next file, and the DDR doesn't show an error no more.
this sucks. I'll let Fm know about it.
Did you look at the log file that was produced during the recover?
if i remember correctly the summary statement does not reveal all problems.