Troubleshoot & Fix Filemaker Corruption Issues in Mac

in Software

Filemaker is undoubtedly one of best database applications with the help of which one can make customized database suited to one's requirements. Mac users are widely using this application on their PC in order to store and manage their important confidential information. One can create reports in PDF as well as in Excel formats. However just like other applications, Filemaker tender to get corrupted once in a while due to unforeseen reasons. As a result of which all the valuable data cannot be accessed causing data loss kind of situation.


Imagine a situation that you are using Filemaker Pro 5.5 version on you Macintosh operating system. On a certain day, when you try to open a particular Filemaker Pro file on your network, you are unable to do so. Rather the error message is generated on the computer screen like this:

This damaged. Click Continue to continue using this , or click Exit to exit FileMaker. Consult the FileMaker manual for information on Recovery


Further more when the user clicks on the “Repair” option, nothing fruitful happens and rather additional error is being generated somewhat like this:


filename’ was not created by FileMaker or severely damaged and cannot be opened


As a result of the aforementioned error, one is unable to access any information on the Filemaker database. In the event if there is no backup being created by the individual, it would indeed cause a lot of data loss. The reason as to why the problem is generated is because of the fact that the application is trying to open some other file that bears the same name. There can be many an instance when Filemaker can open a file like “Abc.pdf” instead of opening “Abc.fp5”.


In order to troubleshoot the problem in this database, one would need to need to copy that particular file on the hard drive of the system and then repair the file. Also try to save the file with the name of “Compacted Copy”. Carrying out this manual steps would indeed fix the problem and one would be able to access the data easily. If still the problem persists, then one is advised to fix the corruption in the database with the help of automatic Filemaker Database Recovery software.

Author Box
alexhusty has 12 articles online

Alex Husty is a qualified author who likes writing software related articles. The present article is about how to fix Filemaker corruption with the help of Filemaker Database Recovery software.

Add New Comment

Troubleshoot & Fix Filemaker Corruption Issues in Mac

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
Related searches:

Troubleshoot & Fix Filemaker Corruption Issues in Mac

This article was published on 2012/04/04