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I just upgraded to the new filemaker Pro 9. I need to convert my old databases to 9 but I cannot figure out how to do that.


Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Unless it's positively ancient (like FileMaker Pro 2.1 format or even earlier), you just go File, Open, navigate to your old files and open them and it converts them.


EDIT: Your profile says you have FmPro 5; the above will work fine for you.


Doing that just converts the format without optimizing them for ideal deployment in the new version's environment. If it's a single-file flat-file solution, no biggie, but if it's a complex multi-file solution you might need to do things ranging from fixing the file references (under Manage --> Manage External Data Sources) to rebuilding the whole thing from scratch in a single file, using the converted old files as a guide & partial template.

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