Can my File Maker pro 11 be optimised for my mac os High Sierra.
I cannot afford a new vers and I need to access my Database I am a student Thank you...
Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro 11 cannot be optimized for macOS High Sierra 10.13.x. Please see Knowledge Base Article #23050 for more information about supported operating systems for each version of FileMaker Pro.
Is that an extortion type thing is it: Hold my data to ransom? till I pay $x amount for a new software package? that seems to the method used. I need to open my database I need a solution, not extortion any clue would do.
do you have a solution?
You can open your database file with FileMaker Pro 11 on an older operating system. If you just want to get at the data, then download a trial version of FileMaker Pro 17 from our web site. That is, go to www.filemaker.com, and on the main window, click the "Free Trial" button in the upper right corner. Once you launch the trial and try to open your database file, since it is an older version, you will be given the option to open a new file based on the data from your original file.
This is an area, when and if you end up going into software development, you will understand better why an almost 9 year old software application doesn't run on a current OS. It's very rarely done just to force people to pay more money. FileMaker 17, or even FileMaker 12, is a vastly different product than FileMaker 11 was. Everything from security, to the rendering engine, the PDF engine, scripts, calculation, underlying core technologies.
We understand the pain of having to purchase upgraded software. However, there is often no choice for a software company, especially for them to maintain relevancy and forward moving to offer new features.
I’m a student my assets are very limited, my software worked very well. I have developed a system that worked. Now that system is out the door. I bought the software in good faith. I need to complete my studies, my database. You have put me in an impossible position. You said you understand the pain of being shafted by a software developer. This of course is BS.
YOu don’t have the first clue.
I cannot take on the subscription it’s simply too much. I am not a big firm with huge assets. Your company has left high and dry with nowhere to go.
So pardon me if I do not wish you well
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For starters, I don't work for FileMaker.
Second, I do understand. Be careful not to insult people just trying to help. Snark and disrespect will not serve you well long term. That's an important lesson to learn early. Even though TSGal does work for FileMaker, Inc., as applies to others also, they don't make the pricing. They are here on the forums to help us. Please be respectful.
When did you buy FileMaker 11? It may also to find another option. But I fear with the level of disrespect you have shown, no one would be willing to come forward to help. I do wish you the best. And hope you find a way.
You could also run an older OS in a virtual machine. As an option.
I don’t know who you work as far as I’m concerned I’m dealing with the developer, and your disrespect of leaving me in the lurch far outweighs the minor offence you feel from a disgruntled customer. If your company is going dump me in the sewer, then I’m not going go quietly. I will be making this an issue. I work in media and find the attitude of large companies very arrogant. Taking my money then throwing me under the bus because it suits them. So sorry you’re so upset and you’re taking this personally but your company has totally screwed me over.
Clearly, you aren’t listening. I am a developer that uses FileMaker. I don’t not work for them. I am a customer of the product. Same as you. Nothing more. I, personally, volunteer my time here to help others.
I feel no offense. And until you became disrespectful, I was going to suggest several options to help you. Please be sure to direct people to this thread.
I’m sad to see that you can not understand why a product made nearly a decade ago may not work on an OS made recently. It is NOT a problem with FileMaker trying “to dump you in the sewer”. Good luck, and I hope you can find someone to help you.
You are adorable. I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.
Good luck in all your future endeavors.
Options for you:
Some college/student service organizations may be able to assist you if you contact them. You will not know unless you try.
Revert back to the Mac Sierra OS 10.12.6.
Try it on a Windows machine if you have one available.
Download the Trial version.
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