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I just received V6 Developer and after converting some databases over from V4.1 I tried to delete a field in one of them. After choosing 'delete' my Mac crashes giving me an Error Type 3 message. I cannot delete any fields without getting this message. Any suggestions?

Version: v6.x

Platform: Mac OS 9

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Did you try the "standard" OS <=9 steps to diagnose crashing? Not in priority order...

1) delete FileMaker preferences

2) restart after crashing

3) increase FileMaker's memory

4) startup without 3rd party Extensions & Control Panels

I don't remember if FileMaker will run when you startup with the shift key down (Extensions & Control panels disabled). Give it a try.

5) reinstall V6

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Did you try the "standard" OS <=9 steps to diagnose crashing? Not in priority order...

1) delete FileMaker preferences

2) restart after crashing

3) increase FileMaker's memory

4) startup without 3rd party Extensions & Control Panels

I don't remember if FileMaker will run when you startup with the shift key down (Extensions & Control panels disabled). Give it a try.

5) reinstall V6

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Thanks. I tried those steps and it still crashes. (FYI: FileMaker will not run after turning the extensions off.)

I'm also having the same problem on my PC. It is a database that I originally upgraded with the Demo version offered by FMP. Could it have been corrupted on the upgrade?

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Thanks. I tried those steps and it still crashes. (FYI: FileMaker will not run after turning the extensions off.)

I'm also having the same problem on my PC. It is a database that I originally upgraded with the Demo version offered by FMP. Could it have been corrupted on the upgrade?

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> m also having the same problem on my PC. It is a database that I originally upgraded with the Demo version offered by FMP. Could it have been corrupted on the upgrade?

That would be my conclusion. Hopefully you have the original?

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As an alternative, don't delete them; just change them to unstored calc fields, text calc, = "DELETED". Note also that if you ever have to import data from an old system to a new system,l deleting fields can cause problems with your import order. Instead, rename them as described and choose "creation order" when importing.

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