Monday, January 2, 2012


Filemaker recovery
Tags: Filemaker Database|Database Corruption|Database Recovery methods|

FileMaker is a cross-platform database application that helps you organize all your information and manage crucial business tasks easily. With the help of more than 30 Starter Solutions and the Resource Center, you can create custom databases quickly and effortlessly. It also enables you to connect to external SQL data sources and establish live, two-way connections. Despite being a stable and reliable database software for both Windows and Mac users, FileMaker files can become damaged due to power outage, hardware failure, application errors, and other similar reasons. As a consequence, all valuable data in the FileMaker database becomes inaccessible. To overcome this problem, you need to go for FileMaker recovery through a competent third-party utility.
For instance, you use FileMaker Pro 9.x. When you try to import a text file, you may encounter the following error on your screen:
file is damaged and cannot be opened. Use the Recover..."

While performing a batch processing task (such as Import, Export, Replace, Recovery), FileMaker creates a temporary file. If you do not have sufficient free space on your hard disk for the temporary file to write information, you will receive the above error.
Moreover, if you click ‘OK’, you may receive another message:
"There is not enough room on the disk..."
When the temporary file is closed, all the occupied free space is restored.

You need to follow the procedure given below to resolve the issue-
• Close the FileMaker file and start FileMaker Pro.
• Go to ‘File’ menu and click ‘Recover’.
• Now, choose the corrupt FileMaker file and click ‘Open’.

If the problem still persists, you should take help of a proficient FileMaker repair utility. These third-party software extensively scan the corrupt FileMaker file to safely retrieve valuable tables and data items, including Text, Number, Date, Time, Timestamps, Container etc. The software allows you to search for a particular table from a collection of thousands of different tables in the database. Moreover, it supports all Mac-Intel based computers with Mac OS X 10.5 and above.

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