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Can't open / find my database: "Database cannot be found over the network"

Question asked by OlivierCompagne on Aug 25, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2011 by Sorbsbuster

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Can't open / find my database: "Database cannot be found over the network"

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Hi everyone, and thank you for this forum.

We use Filemaker Pro 7, and I just installed it on my newly installed Windows SB Server 2008. I tried to open the database that we used to work on under Windows SB Server 2003, but it doesn't work.

I get the error message "The database cannot be found over the network". Strange, because I open it from the server, and the database is located on the server too, so there's no need to access the network.

When I go to where we save the database, I see the file "database.fp7" but it's only 36 KB big... Looks like a bad sign to me, but I remember that in the past, this file had the same size, and it was working.

We have an online backup system, so I went and retrieved the file from the backup. Same problem. Even though everything worked okay before I upgraded to SBS 2008. I'm thinking that the database is actually saved in ANOTHER file than the one I manually save it too (which would be extremely deceiving...), and I'm afraid I lost all my contacts. 

Can anyone help?? Thanks a lot.

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