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Hello Everyone,

We have about 1800 filemaker 3.0 files that we have to convert to 5.0. Is there a script that anyone has that we could run to convert all these files to 5.0? Right now, we would have to open each one up and save it in 5 format.

Thanks in advance,

Constance

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I don't think FileMaker has a built-in way to do this, but I would suggest a macro utility (I don't think AppleScript can do it either). Check out QuicKeys from CE Software <http://www.cesoft.com>. I would imagine that with an hour or so of figuring out how to do it, you could have a macro that would convert all of the files within a particular folder by automating the dialog boxes that come up when opening a version 3 file in version 5.

If you're on a Mac, check out PreFab Player <http://www.prefab.com>. It might be able to do the same thing. If it's that many files, an investment in software like this and the time to figure how to use it would be worthwile.

Chuck

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Originally posted by maxxpetro:

Hello Everyone,

We have about 1800 filemaker 3.0 files that we have to convert to 5.0. Is there a script that anyone has that we could run to convert all these files to 5.0? Right now, we would have to open each one up and save it in 5 format.

You cannot do it totally automatically, but you can simply drag a bunch of FMP3 files onto the FMP5 program icon and it will try to open them all. You will then be asked to rename the old file and name the new file.

If you accept the defaults, then it is simply a matter of hitting enter twice.

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