I cannot access, copy, move or view any of the files under windows Explorer.
What happens when you try to do this? Is it that you can't see the files or do you get an error (or no response at all) when you try to move/open/copy etc. these files?
Where the files open or closed at the time?
What do you see if you set up this calculation either in the data viewer or an unstored calculation field?
Get ( filepath )
A file permissions issue seems very likely given that "write protected" message. This might be a case where permissions need to be repaired on your computer, setting changes made on your account or you may need a different account with a higher level of access.
From FM open file-browse I can see all files within the directory.
from Win explorer, I only see the very fist file created on another computer.
I believe you are right in that this might be a windows permission issue, but not sure how to remedy. I'm afraid to try to many things, I don't wish to loose the files.
I have attached a pdf with screen shots of the directory that contains the FM files. Two views, one from withing FM and one from Win Explorer.
FM DIR displays1.pdf 151.8 K
I don't think the two dialogs are opened to the same folder. Note that the modification dates on the two files with the same name are not the same.
Please refer back to my previous post where I recomended using Get ( FilePath ) as a way to identify the location of the specific file that you have open.
You might also try saving a copy to your desktop or to the documents folder. These are locations to which you should have access to your files.
And if you think that you have access permission problems, you may need to have someone with the needed skills sit down at your computer and check or even repair the permission settings on your account and the folders.
I rechecked the folders from the attachment, they are correct and I ran that script step and yielded the same info.
Very strange regarding the file dates from the two listings.
I believe your right, I need to investigate the permissions issue.
I tried to change the sharing options from within FM but this did not result in a solution.
Sorry, but from what I see, they are not the same folder. If they were, the modification dates would match.
The sharing options in FileMaker have nothing to do with filesharing on your computer and network.