Convert from 5.5 to 9
I need to convert an old 5.5 data files to version 9. What is the easiest and/or best way to do this?
The old files are an archive and some old historical customer data is needed.
Simply launch FileMaker 9, and use Open from the File menu to open the 5.5 files. FileMaker will then create a new copy of the 5.5 files converted into the new file format.
There are 43 fp5 files. If I choose to open say "main menu.fp5" it seems like it is going to do only one file at a time.
You can open all 43 at once and if these are related files, that would be a very good way to do this. The following Knowledge Base artical may help you. It's in terms of FileMaker 11 conversion, but that's close enough that almost all of its content will apply to your situation. http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting
OK, it is converting them one by one. Looks like it will take an hour or 2.
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