7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 5, 2017 2:08 AM by greatgrey

    Upgrading .usr files from FMP 4

    barb8383

      Years ago, I created a database for my local church using the Filemaker Pro 4 Developer's Edition. When I ran it through the binder, it created an .exe and a bunch of .usr files.

       

      Over the years, I was able to make changes to the .usr files by digging out my old WIndows 98 PC and running FMP 4 on it to open the .usr files.

       

      I *think* the developer's part of my software was just to create the initial exe and usr files. After that, I think I was just running regular FMP 4 to make changes directly to the usr files. I didn't need to run anything through the binder again.

       

      Not a surprise that my old pc won't boot up anymore after all this time.

       

      So now i have to figure out what to do.

       

      What's the easiest/cheapest way to upgrade my files into something that will run on modern day PCs and Macs, and let me make changes to it? Do they even make a developer's edition anymore?

       

      I see info in this forum about converting .fp3 files, but nothing about .usr files.

       

      Thanks in advance,