Some of my clients keep getting this message when they open their file. Does anyone know how to stop it appearing?
'FileMaker cannot share a file because FileMaker network sharing is turned off'
Do you have both FileMaker Server and FileMaker Pro running simultaneously? If so, quit (or exit) out of one of them. But the mere fact that FMS is installed on the same computer as FMP should not, in and of itself, cause this conflict message. Are you on a network? Any chance someone else is accessing your files?
Same problem so I typed "Network Sharing " in Filemaker help (first port of call) Nothing! Strange and bad programming as it's a phrase that they use. Came here, saw your question. Went back and typed "Share Files" and a window popped up with the option "Share on Network" etc.
Apparently the official solution is to turn network sharing on. File menu, Sharing, FileMaker Network Settings and set the Network Sharing to On.
Notice that you also have the ability, under the "File access via FileMaker Network" pane, to have some files open but not sharable, or sharable by only certain users, whom you can specify.
Thank you Richard,
My settings are as you posted but I am getting the following message now. I don't have any other files open on this computer but I do have FileMaker Server installed. I wonder if that could be the problem.
Any idea what I can do?
You are opening a file that has its sharing turned on, while the application on your machine is set with sharing off. It6 is kind of a stupid message, if you ask me, because it is telling users something that absolutely no one ever cares about. But anyhow...
The bottom part of Richard's screenshot is correct: you want to click on the file and set it to be shared by No Users.
However, the top portion of his screenshot should be set to 'off', as you do not truly want to share any files. This is used if you intend for your machine to host files peer-to-peer with other users.
For me, I had shared my file to the cloud. I am still currently building the app, and after having some issues with the cloud server, I pulled my file down to continue to work on it locally. This message started appearing after I pulled the file down.
I just wanted to work on my file and have no intention of multiple users at the moment or sharing in any way. The fix, for me, was to change the users' extended privileges in "manage > security" and deselect the "fmapp" option for "Access via Filemaker Network". I assume the message was happening because the user had extended privileges set to sharing, and sharing was turned off for the file itself.
I just wanted to put this here in case other people were having the same issue as me and didn't have the intention of sharing their app.
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