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

    Migrating from a .fp3 database


      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,