2 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2012 6:34 AM by davidanders

    Converting fp5 files to fp12

    BobFahrenholtz

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      Converting fp5 files to fp12

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      I just purchased FileMaker Pro 12 for Mac and want to use data contained in old .fp5 files.  I understand it's a 2 step conversion process going from fp5 to fp11 and then to fp12.  I tried a FileMaker Pro 11 demo a few months ago and now I'm unable to access (demo expired message) it even with a fresh download.  How can I reactivate the demo to make that first conversion?  Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Converting fp5 files to fp12
          philmodjunk

          Don't know that you can. Is there any chance that you can borrow another computer for someone, install the demo, convert the file and then transfer the converted .fp7 file to your computer for conversion to .fmp12 format?

          • 2. Re: Converting fp5 files to fp12
            davidanders

            The code that turns off the demo FMP apps is very well hidden and I have never seen the location revealed.

            Deleting the FMP demo and reinstalling will not change the expiration.

            You could install the demo on another computer and convert.

            You could boot into a VM copy of your OS to run it.

            You could open the database in FMP 5 and export the data.

            You could ask someone to do the conversion.