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Can't force FileMaker 6 to ask for password on open


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Hello,

I created a database a few years back (with version 6 pro or version 6 developer, I can't remember), and it always opens with the layout mode unavailable. It never asks for a password.

I seem to remember a keyboard button that you hold down while opening a file to force it to ask you for a password, but I can't figure it out. Anyone have any idea how I can re-gain access to administer this darn database!? I'm sure I have the password, I just can't get it to ask me for it...

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but it seemed like the best choice.

Thanks!

Chris

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Btw on a Mac it's the Apple key but you said you tried that also.

Ok here's a thought. Create a file that needs a password(The same as what you believe the other file PW is. Create a script that opens the file and attach it to a button. This way it will open the file using the correct password. Basically an Opener file.

Worth a try, and the only thing I can think of.

Michael

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No, the "Apple" key (with the cloverleaf) is known as the Command key.

Interesting tidbit: I read today (in MacWorld) that the new iMac aluminum keyboard no longer has the Apple icon on it; it says "Command" instead; the cloverleaf remains. End of an era (and some confusion for switchers).

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