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Is there a problem with running regular multi-user databases out of the Web folder in FileMaker. I put all my databases there for convenience, but I wonder if it could cause problems.

I've been having a lot of crashes lately, particularly when requesting that people visiting a multi-user db disconnect. When they disconnect, it seems to bring FileMaker down all together.

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As long as your databases are open in filemaker, they can be shared (via network/web). It doesn't matter where they are physically on the drive.

I would NOT recommend putting your dbs in the Web folder.

The Web folder is a folder that is specifically for the purpose of allowing users to download files from your computer to theirs.

In the case of HTML files, this is not a big deal. But for DBs, it is.

For example, if I knew your IP address, I could download your databases using a browser and open them in filemaker without connecting to your machine with FMP networking or your html pages. I could view your field defs and your script steps.

What's worse, if you use an old version of FMP, I could also probably crash your web machine remotely.

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