Can not delete a file reference that is corrupted.
I am using FileMaker 8.5 Pro and I can not delete a series of corrupted file references. They show up a blanks, but can be sorted.
Do you have a backup copy that doesn't show this? (You may need to import your current data into a clone of your backup)
Have you tried saving a compacted copy of your file?
You might want to run a recover on your file to see if any other problems exist besides the corrupted file references.
Best practice for dealing with a damaged file is to replace it with an undamaged copy if at all possible.
A running the backup is not a good option as it has been a couple of weeks since I created the bad entries and I don't want to loose that data. I was trying create a shortcut to other files using a button. I have done this many times with no problem, but suddenly it started causing problems.
I will get the system admin to try and compact the file and other diagnostic that i can not do. Let you know if it works.
"A running the backup is not a good option as it has been a couple of weeks since I created the bad entries and I don't want to loose that data. "
This pulls all your most current data into a backup that pre-dates the creation of these problem file references. Note that you will also likely need to reset one or more serial number fields either manually or in a script so that new records in your file have the correct next serial values and not values that match one of your existing records.
I understand now. I will pass that along to the system admin as I do not access to do it myself. Thanks.
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