Please tell me there is a way to fix this. I'm going to scream if not!!!!
Good news for you, there is a major misunderstanding here.
You can not remove the last active account that has full access AND you can not disable the last account with full access.
You will get this dialog:
Så even if you have disabled your "Admin" or deleted the "Admin" user, there will be one of your other accounts with full access.
Try all your logins, one or more of them will belong to the privilege set "Full Access".
And btw: This is the right answer:-)
So, do not cry.
Ps. There is one way to completely remove the admin access: Use the Developer Tools in FileMaker Pro Advanced (or rather, do not!).
this does not give us much information to work with.. You did it (what ever IT is).. what did you do that you cant reverse?
If you disabled/deactivaated the ONLY full access account then your probably going to have to exercise your lungs.
Again.. not much to go on.
Maybe if you put in a few more exclamation points it would help us understand?
When you say "disabled" do you mean:
I was in File>Manage>Security in FM 14. I was trying to edit the user group preference and unchecked admin leaving the lower level users checked and clicked OK. Now I can't edit anything because I took those privileges away from those users.
Unchecked in Security. The account is still there just not "active".
Log on to the file with an account that has full access or sufficient permissions to edit the security settings.
Then "check it"
I can't get back into the Manage Security.
if you deactivated the only account that has sufficient permissions to edit security settings then start screaming or restore from a backup.
Thats why FM prompts you to authenticte with a full access account when saving changes to the accounts/security functions
Just tried to disable the Full Access account in a Test File and was unable to. FMPA will not let you and gives a message"
There are no active FileMaker accounts that use the Full Access privilege set. There must be one account like this. Create a new account or modify an existing account to use the Full Access privilege set."
Try using Admin with no password
Do you have a backup?
Kind of. When my IT guy set up the Server he didn't schedule the backup on the server, but does backup the server computer nightly.
Backups are your lifeline. Make sure that backups are scheduled in FMS. "outside" backups of the server machine may catch open database files and there is no guarantee of consistency with that.
As a side-effect, backups do significantly lower your stress level in case of a mishap
No Doubt. I just scheduled them on the server.
Sois there a way to add accounts in the developer tools?
No, you can not create an extra Full Access account without access to one of the existing accounts with Full Access.
But you need to get access to the minimum one still existing accounts with Full Access.
Have you tried all the accounts you remember?
OBS: Last time when you changed the security settings/accounts you where asked to enter a valid account/password with full acces before saving the information.
And I do know methods that will help you to not recover but to reset your full access password if you are having access to the file and if the Full Access has not been removed via the Developer Tools.
And I believe that FileMaker is offering the service as well if you can prove that you are the rightful owner of the file with the right to access it with full access.
First try your other known accounts and hopefully find the one with Full Access enabled. If not consider asking FileMaker for help (probably at a price) or me or somebody else. I and others will probably charge you one hour for the job, but most important: Will demand proof of ownership.
You will need to prove that you are the owner/developer so that FileMaker will know that you are not making then help you gain illegal access to the file.
DB saved thanks to the Back-up.
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