Jump to content
JeromeMaeckelbergh

The file "xxx.fmp12" could not be opened. (Not Found)

Recommended Posts

I am working already a few months on my file "DTW-new.fmp12" via the FM-server 15 on my MacBook Pro without problem and suddenly today this file can't be found anymore, although it is still on the server. But it shows that the status is "Closed", so I probably should change this to "Normal" or something else. Sorry for my ignorance, but I can't figure out how to do this. I tried with "open" and "open all", but this doesn't help me.58cabf5727be3_ScreenShot2017-03-16at16_36_27.thumb.png.e6b98275ccbb30e364e3f419234fef57.png

Thanks for any help,

Jerome

Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 16.09.09.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Open" is what you're looking for, which for some reason doesn't work for you, obviously. What does the log say ? ("Log Viewer" in the left pane)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Lem, the log says:

Type: Error

Event: 1017

Description: SECURITY: Database “DTW-new” cannot be opened because it is insecure. Require Password-Protected Databases is enabled.

and shows that each time I tried to open it. I didn't enabled any password on this file, so I don't understand. I did also a "Verify All" but in the Log Viewer I see only a "Performing consistency check of database "FMServer_Sample"", nothing about my file.

Best regards,
Jerome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the problem : your filemaker server is set to only open files where [fullaccess] accounts are password protected , but from what you say, none of the accounts has a password, so obviously the [fullaccess] doesn't have one.

In order for your file to open, you'll have to set a password for [fullaccess] accounts. Which is more than  highly recommended anyway.

Other obvious security flaws that prevent a file to be opened : "auto log in with account :" set with a [fullaccess] account, or a Guest account with [fullaccess] privilege.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And therefore FileMaker Server will not allow it to be opened.

FileMaker Server 15 does not open no-password files.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is the file we are talking about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So my problem stays: how come that I was working with FileMaker Server 15 without any problem on this file for months and just from today I can't anymore? And what will be your advice to insert as yet a password not being able to open the file? Is it possible that as FMServer administrator I can export that file in some way and still do so?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe the "Require Password-Protected Databases" setting was not enabled before ? Anyway...

You can "Download Database" from the same menu (in your first screenshot), then delete the db from server (trash icon on the top-right)

Open the file locally with Filemaker Pro, set a password, then upload it again to FMS using "Share / Upload to server" in filemaker pro.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your suggestion already. I copied the file to my desktop, but now it seems, although I have full access to all developer's features, I can't add a password to the file. I receive the message "To manage the security of this file, enter an account with Full Access privileges." Whatever I enter in "Account name" and "Password" fields, I can't, what is logical, as I never set this file like that. My guess is that I have to make a new file, this time password protected, and then importing one for one the necessary tables with their fields, layouts, scripts, relationships, etc. and then the content, or do you have any idea that is less labour consuming?

Best regards,

Jerome

p.s. Still amazed that what worked well for so long, suddenly the FMServer changed mood about me having access to the file. The date that you see on the screen shot of the file concerns the content of the dictionary and has nothing to do with the FileMaker version I work with, namely FM pro 15 Advanced 15.0.3.305 and FileMaker Server 15.0.3.308.

58cb029f7d16c_ScreenShot2017-03-16at21_23_37.thumb.png.a79bd1ab8a4075581172bf5e84159375.png

 

Edited by JeromeMaeckelbergh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the moment, your [fullaccess] account has no password, so you may access security by just entering your account name and leaving the password blank.

Then you'll set a password, and when you validate the settings, it will prompt you with the same dialog again, which you will then fill with your brand new password.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, JeromeMaeckelbergh said:

 

p.s. Still amazed that what worked well for so long, suddenly the FMServer changed mood about me having access to the file.

 

 

As long as you think that you will be no closer to solving this.  FMS does not change the permissions on a file or change anything at all in the file.  It just does not.  So something else changed:

- either you or someone else with full access changed the security settings of the file

- either you or someone else with FMS admin console access changed the setting to allow or disallow files with no pw to be hosted

- or the deployment is flawed, doesn't follow best practices and the file got damaged in the process

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably it is your third option, as I am working with a FileMaker Server license from a FileMaker Developer Subscription on my MacBook Pro on which I am the only person accessing it. When it is due to a damage of the file, it is a very specific damage, as apart from changing the security access to the copied file on my desktop, I can manage anything else that I need: Database, Scripts, Layouts, etcetera so full access with the exception of Security.

Also my thanks to Lem Alpha, but still whatever I enter as account name (even the classic "admin"), leaving the password blank, I get the same result: "The account name and password you entered does not match those for any FileMaker account.". Normally, as I even didn't specified any account to the file, I should leave both fields blanc but also this doesn't work.

So I am afraid that I will have to go for the labour intensive option to copy everything to a new FileMaker file before putting it back on my FMServer.

Best regards,

Jerome

Edited by JeromeMaeckelbergh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have access to an older version of filemaker pro ? If you have access to a v13, you can access "manage security" without the first dialog.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Lem Alpha, Wim Decorte and BruceR,

Thank you all for saving me much time, in particular to Lem Alpha. I tried first with my still installed FM v14 without result, but indeed with reinstalling my FM v13 I could do the trick. Checked it out with my FM v15 and it works.

Best regards,

Jerome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By davidsilverthornsoftware
      I'm seeing a "FileMaker Script Engine process has terminated abnormally" error when I attempt to register modules on Filemaker Cloud 1.17 using Scriptmaster 5.1 Unfortunately, the database stops responding when it encounters this error, forcing me to close the database. I noticed a similar issue on the forum related to Filemaker Server 17 that was fixed in 5.1. Could there still be an issue for Filemaker Cloud 1.17?
      EDIT: 5.09 works, as mentioned in my post below. I suggest that people use Scriptmaster 5.09 on Filemaker Cloud until this is fixed.
      EDIT 2: There is potential to corrupt data if we attempt to close the database when it is not responding after attempting to register a module with Scriptmaster 5.1. It takes a while before Filemaker will close the database, and it warned me of possible corruption when I re-opened it and attempted to register another module. In testing, I wasn't able to replicate the issue after I sent a disconnect request for the Client thread running the module registration step and turned off Script Engine plugins until I saw the thread had been disconnected. I was able to install 5.09 afterward and confirm that scriptmaster was working once installed.
    • By Richard Carlton
      FileMaker Server 17 - FDMT Free Wrapper App - FileMaker 17 Training - FileMaker Experts
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnLUn-JlkNo
      Get up to speed with the FileMaker Pro 17 Video Training Course! 
      Top Rated Course by FileMaker Expert, Richard Carlton.  
      http://learningfilemaker.com/fmpro17.php
      Experience Richard's dynamic and exciting teaching format, while learning both basic, intermediate, and advanced FileMaker development skills. With 26 years of FileMaker experience and a long time speaker at FileMaker's Developer Conference, Richard will teach you all the ins and outs of building FileMaker Solutions.  
      The course is 50 hours of video content!
      Richard has been involved with the FileMaker platform since 1990 and has grown RCC into one of the largest top tier FileMaker consultancies worldwide. 
      Richard works closely with RCC's staff: a team of 28 FileMaker developers and supporting web designers. 
      He has offices in California, Nevada, and Texas.

      Richard has been a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developers Conference on a variety of topics involving FileMaker for Startups and Entrepreneurs, and client-server integration.

      Richard is the Product Manager for FM Starting Point, the popular and most downloaded free FileMaker CRM Starter Solution.
      Looking for FM Starting Point free software download: http://www.fmstartingpoint.com
      Richard won 2015 Excellence Award from FileMaker Inc (Apple Inc) for outstanding video and product creation, leading to business development.

      RCC, Filemaker Videos, and LearningFileMaker.com are headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
      http://www.rcconsulting.com/
      Please feel free to contact us at support@rcconsulting.com
      FileMaker Pro is simply a powerful software used to create custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web
      Transform your business with the FileMaker Platform
      Free FileMaker Training Videos Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos
      50 Hour FileMaker Pro 16 Video Training Course-FileMaker 16 News-Online FileMaker 16 Training Videos
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQqLLDcZ8I
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQqLLDcZ8I&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_&index=13
      Top 10 New Features in FileMaker 16-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Instructional Videos-FileMaker 16
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh8iHOCxkg
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh8iHOCxkg&t=130s&index=1&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_
      Sharing your Database with Other Devices and Users-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Database Sharing
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF82vkYtCtA
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF82vkYtCtA&index=8&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_
      Introduction to FileMaker WebDirect 16-FileMaker 16 News-Online FileMaker 16 Training Videos
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZKIpBjMAM
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZKIpBjMAM&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBSVV1-4pFG4SHAhCIP3Yy-I&index=17&t=10s
      FileMaker Behavior Change-Go To Object-FileMaker 16 Video Training-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker Video
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFwFjZem3AM
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFwFjZem3AM&index=15&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBQVDIUvoRkcvrMLi7sTZmj5
      A database management system (DBMS) is a computer software application that interacts with the user, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data
       
      Official site SDK, Developer's Guide, Reference, and Android Market for the open source project
      http://learningfilemaker.com/FIAS.html
      Video introduction to iOS App Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVxQe_yAshw
      Free FileMaker videos check out ...http://www.filemakervideos.com
      Download the FileMaker Pro 16 & FileMaker GO 16 for mobile devices training videos at http://www.learningfilemaker.com
      Download FileMaker Go 16 video training at http://learningfilemaker.com/FMGO-16/fmgo16.php
      Download FileMaker 16 Full Video Training Bundle at http://learningfilemaker.com/subscription.php
      FileMaker Video Training Review-FileMaker 16 Video Course Review-FileMaker Pro 16 101 Course Review
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF6Uor0KmKo
      Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF6Uor0KmKo&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBT8tNHuzF6cOKC_37zCTQl6&index=18
      Learn how to use FileMaker to create an app with the FileMaker Training Series
      FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application from FileMaker Inc.
      Please Comment, Like & Share All of Our Videos.
      Feel Free to Embed any of Our Videos on Your Blog or Website.
      Follow Us on Your Favorite Social Media
      https://www.facebook.com/FileMakerVideos
      https://twitter.com/filemakervideos
      https://plus.google.com/+FileMakerVideos/videos
      #FileMakerDataMigrationTool
      #FileMaker17Training
      #FileMaker17VideoTutorial
      #FileMaker17Videos
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnLUn-JlkNo&t=0s&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTWVT38kPvgjCfkZmMmvCOk&index=5
      http://feeds.feedburner.com/FilemakerServer17-fdmtFreeWrapperApp-filemaker17Training-filemakerExperts
    • By ndgates
      Hi All,
      I have been using Filemaker since ver3 but only for my own use, at work and at home, but only for my needs. Currently I've created a couple apps that I would like to share with my coworkers when they are out in the field so I bought a little server and am trying to download filemaker server 16 onto it. I bought it specifically with windows 7 pro because I had read that was a good os for it but after trying to install and it not working, I see now I should have purchased windows server. 
      Can I get some help as to what I actually need. I would like to run my apps through web browser or fmp go and I would like to not spend a lot. I would appreciate any advice.
      Thank you. Also, please note that although I'm not completely new to fmp or computers, I am not strong at anything beyond a personal use level, so if you would, please  keep your assistance to vocabulary that will make sense to me.
    • By john renfrew
      This has long been an issue, I have no idea why it happens and it is making life quite difficult
      Win Server 2012 FMS 16 (current but this happens on other configurations)
      With ScriptMaster installed 
      run a script which resets the server ( SMReset) and then loads jars and functions return to you the result of SMGetRegisteredModules and show it in a dialog box
      run another script on the server which just returns to you the result of SMGetRegisteredModules and show it in a dialog box
       
      dialog 1 SHOWS the modules you installed
      dialog 2 is EMPTY
      fmsadmin restart fmse
      do the above again, same result
       
      this means you can not do a test on the server to see if a particular function is loaded before you want to use it.... in fact there is no test you can do to see if the ScriptMaster has fallen over as far as I can tell.
       
      Any solutions???
    • By jcarter
      Hi Guys,
      I've been using CloudMail for a couple of years now to send marketing campaigns for my company. Just recently I have moved to remote hosting with AWS and now my server is offsite I have noticed some performance issues with cloudmail and a few other areas of my solution.
      To address these issues I have started using server-side scripts to perform labour intensive tasks such as creating bulk records (20,000) at one time. This has resulted in excellent performance once again.
      The problem I can't seem to fix is sending my email campaigns using server-side scripts. I have confirmed the plugin is installed etc on the server and with quite a bit of trial and error, I am still unable to send the campaigns.
      Does anyone have a sample script they use, or any advise how I can get this working?
      I appreciate any help and thanks in advance
      Regards,
      Jason
       
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.