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Corrupt database on V. 2.1 FileMaker

Question asked by gjohnson_1 on Jan 23, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2010 by TSGal


Corrupt database on V. 2.1 FileMaker


I have a database created by someone else that I've been using for several years.  My computer crashed while using it and now when I try to bring it up, it says "<FILENAME> is damaged and cannot be opened.  Use the Recover command to recover".


I have tried the "CNTRL-SHIFT-OPEN" trick but that doesn't work.  I can't recover because I do not have the FileMaker application files to bring up and perform a recover (at least I can't find any - I didn't purchase the application software, just the completed database software.


Can anyone help me?  I know the obvious answer is use a backup, but my last backup is several hundred records shorter.  Please, anybody?