3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2016 11:20 PM by erolst

    FILEMAKER 15 won't open

    bookalaka

      Hello,

       

      I have Filemaker 12 Advanced on my machine and am trying to evaluate FM15. The problem each time I try a starter solution the FM12 OPENS and I can't use 15? Surely I don't have to uninstall?

       

      Thanks for help.

        • 1. Re: FILEMAKER 15 won't open
          erolst

          On a Mac, you can ...

           

          - drag the file icon onto the application icon (in a Finder window or the Dock)

          - use a right-click on the file to specify the application to open

          - use the Information dialog on the file to do the same and save that setting

           

          Under Windows, the same or equivalent actions should be available.

          • 2. Re: FILEMAKER 15 won't open
            bookalaka

            I'm not understanding the suggestion. FM15 is in the dock.

            Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 11.06.33 PM.png

            • 3. Re: FILEMAKER 15 won't open
              erolst

              bookalaka wrote:

              I'm not understanding the suggestion. FM15 is in the dock.

              The workaround here is to explicitly open the file with a specific application (version), using one of the suggestions given above.

               

              If you just double-click the file, OS X / macOS will try to open it using what it considers the default application for that file type, in this case FMP12, since it was installed first.