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First off, the extension is .fmp12, make sure you've got the "P" in there.
Here's microsoft's KBB on changing default programs in Windows 7:
The easiest way would be right clicking the file icon, then select "Open With">Choose Another App,
On the next diaglogue that opens, select The FileMaker 16 icon - After ticking "always use this app to open .fmp12 files.
The Extension is .FMP12. The problem is most likely a registry issue.
I can't actually set the default program to Filemaker 16 - because it is nowhere in the list of programs to pick
If I search for the program - go to Programs - Filemaker - Filemaker 16 and try to pick it - The default program picked does not change
Then I would consider doing a complete uninstall and reinstall of FMP16. This should correct any registry issues and at the same time re-associate the .FMP12 files to be opened by FileMaker 16
Well I have already tried that without success
Find attached the registry-entries for "FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced" from a FMPA16 installation on Windows 8. I tested it on a windows 10 where I installed FMPA15 after FMPA16.
Before running this reg-file, FMPA15 opened when double-clicking a fmp12-file. After running this file FMPA16 opened the fmp12-file.
Maybe you have a standard FMP in stead of an advanced. If that's the case you'd have to remove at least the word " Advanced" form this file, but I am not sure that'll do the trick.
Use this as administrator and
needless to say, but anyway: use at your own risk and responsibility
FileMaker16Advanced.zip 2.1 K
I am running FMP Advanced
When I try to associate a file - I get this error message
"This action only valid for products that are currently installed"
FMP 16 Advanced is installed
Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate Edition
System update 2999226
Did you make sure your windows 7 meets those requirements before installing?
It sounds like you need to do a clean uninstall (remove ALL traces of filemaker) and then reinstall.
For windows, I used to use a program called "revo uninstaller" that would trace all registry entries, temp files, hidden folders and such to completely remove all traces of an application after the default uninstaller ran. The plain filemaker uninstaller does not always remove those traces, so something may be up.
Also make sure you disable antivirus during your reinstall so that doesn't conflict.
The revo solved the problem - Thanks