Do you know how to recover a filemaker file?
- Launch Filemaker without opening the file.
- Select recover from the file menu and select your contact manager file to recover it.
- Test your recovered file to see if you can print OK.
If the recovered file works. It's best to replace that file with an undamaged back up instead of trying to use the recovered file if you have such a back up available.
Hi - I tried to recover. No Luck. I have tried a number of functions and it seems that the file is working just great, but will not print without crashing. I can work on reports, edit, delete, change layouts and sort records, but when I go to print the sorted report it crashes. Printing seems to be the number one issue.
I am reluctant to spend $300 to upgrade to FMP 10. Does anyone out there know anything about BENTO? I keep a 500 person contact database for all sorts of sales and personal record keeping and addresses, labels, letters as well as lists. It is perfect for me and I have been using it for a long time. I doubt that Bento has all the abilities to build your data fields and reports like FMP does. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me fix the printing problem or to move into another database?
Also, I do have a back up but it is not current and missing a whole bunch of records and sorting ID changes. I really do appreciate your help, those of you who know this great program.
Thank you for a reply
Why not simply make a second copy of the backup you have, then import all the records from the damaged file into it ?
It could just be that a layout is corrupted. Can you print from other layouts in the file without this issue occurring? If so, it may be that you just have to rebuild the layout in question.