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Error opening .fp5 file windows -> mac


jnc62567

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I am using Filemaker Pro Developer 6.0. When I create a database file

on Windows 2000, I cannot open in on a Mac - error message (This file

could not be translated using the selected file type.) However, when

I create a database file on the Mac, I have no problems opening it on

the Windows machine. I have tried recovering the file - still does

not open on the Mac -

Any ideas how to resolve this? John

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Windows OS uses the extension of the filename to identify the file type, while MacOS uses the Creator Type, which is an attribute of the file itself. Windows OS does not set this attribute.

Just open the Filemaker application, then open your files, the MacOS will then set the Creator Type.

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I've tried that - starting Filemaker on the Mac, then attempting to open the file, but I get the same message.

I am able to use the Developer tool on the *.fp5 files and they seem to be read correctly. It is only when attempting to open them with Filemaker Pro - before using the Developer Tool - that I get the error message. This is not an isolated instance, either. It happens to all (about 20 now so far) files that I try.

John

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