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Need help migrating users' favorites from FM11 to FM12

Question asked by savingprivatedata on Sep 16, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2013 by savingprivatedata

We are about to migrate all of our users from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12. Most will be using Pro.


1) Is it possible to push a script that will somehow save the user's preferences and settings from 11 to 12?


When the users first open FM12, I'd like them to see their favorites on the QuickStart menu.


2) I'd also like the script to recreate their RECENT FILES to a new list with the same databases listed (with the new server's link).
EXAMPLE (for the RECENT FILES list);

BEFORE the migration = WIDGETS_DB (11Server)

AFTER the migration = WIDGETS_DB (12Server)


I know it doesn't make sense to have a recent files link to a file that hasn't actually been opened (link to new version) however, we're trying to simplify this migration for the users as much as possible. The better experience they have, the more support we get for using Filemaker).