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What is a file[Conflict].fmp12 file?

Question asked by AjEGfmTech on Jun 1, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2017 by AjEGfmTech

I went to go open a locally stored FM16 file that I had been working on last week. When I got to the file location in the Finder, I noticed that there were two files, named similarly.

  • file.fmp12 (FM15 file icon)
  • file[Conflict].fmp12 (FM16 file icon)


I opened both files up and from what I can see, they are identical. Both files have the same modification date/time. I don't recall any errors or warnings when I was working in the file last week.


Which is the 'correct' file? Should I be concerned that something is wrong with one of the files? Do I need to 'recover' either of the files?


Any help would be appreciated.


Mac OS X 10.11.6

FileMaker Pro Advanced


The .fmp12 file is stored on the local Mac in a Google Drive sync folder. I am the only person that opens or uses the file, but any changes I make will sync to Google Drive so that I can continue working on them at home, if necessary. The file is only ever open at the office or at home, never both. I have many other fmp12 files in this same situation that have not exhibited any issues.