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Suddenly, after several years of use, FMP 6 won't open. (this happened on two not-connected computers).

 

I get an error message "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD ROM or other disk not available. Insert FMP 6 disk" When I insert the original disk, it still doesn't work. When I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, it still doesn't work. I also notice that there is no filemaker pro.exe file in the Filemaker Pro 6 directory. There are FM subdirectories and many .dll files, but no .exe

 

Any ideas? And, if this is a dead end, what steps can I take to get my data?

 

1) would the data import with a newer version of FM? I would rather not purchase 13. maybe a discounted 7 or 9 found on ebay?

2) Is there any other program I could use just to import my data? My database is a very simple address book?

 

Thanks for any advice.

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1) Yes.

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Amazing! From total hopless freakout to a workable solution in just a couple hours. Thanks for the advice. My data files are now safely exported.

 

Couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again!

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