Corrupt Database, Will Not Open
Somehow my FileMaker database that I have been working on became corrupt and will not open. Every time I try to open the db I get a message that says that the file was improperly closed, checking for consistency… Then it begins to do a Database update where it says “Records remaining to process:” it starts at 20 then works down to 1 with a progress bar. It processes for about 5-6 hours then when it gets to having one record left it stops and there is a ‘Not Responding’ message.
I have tried a number of things suggested through the forum from trying to recover the file (no luck) to creating a script in a new database to open the corrupt file. I haven’t had any luck.
If there is anyone who could give me some other ideas on what to do to get my file to open so I can delete whatever file/layout that is causing the corruption please let me know.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you.
Seems like you have two options left:
Replace the file with the most recent backup copy that does not show signs of file damage.
Pay to have the file repaired. FileMaker offers such a service and the folks that produce FM Diff (I think) offer such a service as well.