Well I think I solved this. I made a clone of the file, and converted the clone. Then imported the data from the version with out layouts. Now all I have to do is go back and clone the files and then import the data...
I would run the FM 6 files through MetaDataMagic to fix the file references especially if the files are converted from FM 4 and have many files.
that should save you a lot of time fixing file references in FM 11/12.
I have upgraded a few systems from FM 6 to FM 11 but have never seen that the layouts where missing. Are you sure there is no file corruption
Hope that helps,
Ruben van den Boogaard
There may have been some corruption. I made a clone and converted the clone, then imported the data from the version with out any layouts. After that it worked correctly.
Now the real work begins... redesign/rebuilding the system.
Thanks for the suggestions.