Under the FILE menu there is a Save a Copy as...
Choices are 1] copy of current file 2] compacted copy (smaller) 3] clone (no records)
You SHOULD have a current backup copy or clone of your database already.
THIS IS very important, save a copy or clone after any modifications, keep in a safe place.
Be sure to copy and/or clone regularly.
(In OSX you can change a file to stationary in the Get Info window, unsure if Filemaker respects that system setting.)
OR put the clone in HD> Applications> Filemaker Pro folder> English Extras> Templates (folder)
you can also put you newly generated blank copy of your file here
C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced\English Extras\Templates
each time you create a new file you will have the oppertunity to chose this file as a template.:smileyhappy: