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Corrupt Database, Will Not Open

Question asked by AliJones on Aug 6, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 by philmodjunk


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.