Jump to content

Old old old FM files, but no Mac!


Sand
 Share

This topic is 5678 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

Recommended Posts

  • Newbies

Hi there!

I have some very old tables done in FileMaker long ago -- somewhere between 1986 and 1990. Unfortunately, I no longer even possess a Macintosh and am trying to recover the data contained in these files. There's no schema to speak of -- just a few two- or three-column tables, one per file as I recall. What's the best way to get at this data?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Forgive me if I'm wrong here but I think FMPro 4 will do the job as well here and I think the trial versions were limited to handling 50 records or so.

You can still pick up FMPro 4 on ebay, but you have another more pressing problem...

The data files are most likely on floppy disks, which are formatted on Mac format, so you'll have difficulty reading on a PC. Also, as you haven't read the disks for some time there's a great possibility the disks have lost their data.

So, possibly you still need a Mac with floppy support. As the data is probably very important then you're unlikely to want to send them anywhere without you being in hand - maybe you can find a local Mac enthusiast who can help.

As Mac is very popular in the printing industry you could try searching for local printers. There's even a chance they might use FMP!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Newbies

Fortunately I was smart enough to migrate the files as I upgraded computers...just too dumb to keep the formats current! I have the files on a PC hard drive so I'm pretty sure they are good (and both data and resource forks should be in there, I recall having a converter that carried both across).

I will look for Mac people in the area!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is 5678 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

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
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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