1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 7, 2009 1:37 PM by TSGal

    Connecting to remote files



      Connecting to remote files


      Here's the background on my issue.

      Trying to connect to a remote file on a local network. 

      Nothing is showing as favorites.


      Inputting "fmnet:/<xxx.xxx.xx.xx>/<filename.fp7>" returns the error:

      "filename.fp7" could not be opened. Either the host is not available, or the file is not available on that host.

      (I get the same error when using "Open Recent") 


      Installed the 10.5 upgrade on the machine hosting the .fp7 files.

      Was able to connect prior to the upgrade, which was the only change to the machine.


      My machine:

      FileMaker Pro 8.5v2

      Mac OS 10.6.2 


      Host machine:

      FileMaker Server Admin 8.0v4 

      Mac OS 10.5.8 


      Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My traffic manager is trying to get some quotes out today.


      Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.


        • 1. Re: Connecting to remote files



          Thank you for your post.


          When you select "Open Remote", does the remote SERVER show in the local network?  If not, then your local machine is having difficulty seeing the remote server, and it may either be a network issue or port issue.  (Make sure port 5003 is open).


          If the server displays but not the files, then port 5003 may be blocked.


          Do you have any other machines running Mac OS X 10.6.2?  If so, are they working correctly?


          If you set up a new user account, log in to that user account and launch FileMaker Pro, are you able to see the remote files? 


          Any other information you can provide may be helpful in narrowing down the possible cause(s). 



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