Converting Filemaker Pro 4.o databases
I have an old (and I mean old) Filemaker Pro database from version 4.0.
Will the new version convert it?
I downloaded the trial version and it would not open.
Not directly, but if you have an intermediate version, you can do a two step conversion of the file. Here's a knowledgebase article on the subject: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/migration
Given that big a change in versions, you'll likely have to do additional fixes to the file after conversion is done.
Your other option is to export the data from the filemaker 4 file as text ( csv, tab or merge ) file and import the data into a brand new filemaker 11 file. This, of course, would require you to start over with your script and layout designs.
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