MY OS is Vista. I re-installed the program because I put the wrong name in on the first install and couldn't access my files. I re-installed with the correct name. I can access my files, but now I have the error message. I uninstalled the program before I re-installed it. Could this error message be related to the license key? Could the key have been embedded from the first installation?
Thank you for your post.
That error message means that someone is already sharing the file on that computer.
To fix this, disconnect your machine from any network and reboot the machine. Then, without being connected to the network, double-click on the database file and it should open in FileMaker Pro without any message. You can then reconnect to the network.
If you are still running into any difficulty, please let me know.
Thanks for the suggestions, but I am not networked with any other computers.
My boss had also purchased FileMakerPro and when installing my copy of FileMakerPro on my new computer, I put the wrong name in.