8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2012 10:23 AM by dhgerstman

    Migrating from a .fp3 database

    dhgerstman

      I have been tasked with migrating an old database to the current version of FileMaker.

       

      Until now I've been prevented from doing anything because I keep getting prompted for User Names and Passwords that the original developer doesn't know or doesn't remember.

       

      Using a "Guest" login, I have been able to access most of the tables and most of the records, but, obviously I need all of them.

       

      How can I best get around the login issue?

       

      Is it reasonable to assume that I could tough it out and figure out how to upgrade the old version on my own or would it be better to go with a service who upgrades FileMaker databases professionally? (Or are there tools that would expedite the upgrade process?)

       

      Aside from having copies of the original files, what information do I need to know from the original creator in order to be able to upgrade successfully?

       

      Thank you,

       

      David