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naglerhagler

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hi, new to file maker pro 7 and have not seen this posted. i am having issues with FM scanning for unused blocks every time is want to use the program.....even if i open and close then re-open the program (within 10 seconds) it needs to scan for unused blocks again, any ideas on how to fix this? thanks

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check a few things...

- free disk space or high disk fragmentation

- damaged fm file (make a copy of the file, then do a restore)

- if your on mac, check the read-write permissions of the file (had issues with that only yesterday....)

 

kjoe

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Thanks for the replies, but nothing is helping...I basically have a brand new computer here (nothing to do with degragging or short disk space)...

Anyone else who might know, here is my dilemma:

Filemaker Pro7 when started up (every time) scans for unused blocks before the program brings up its files. This scanning takes 1-3 minutes and is getting annoying, but not debilatating. I will say that the small network that i am on (3 computers) all share FMPro7 (Only one computer can use it at a time tho)....Would this sharing have something to do with the scanning of unused blocks? If so, why after a year is it doing this constantly? Thanks Guys!!! -patrick

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Are the shared files on the new computer also? If you are sharing using "just" fmpro, the first computer that opens the files acts as host. So if you open the files over a network, you will experience performance loss. I have not heard of this bringing up the message 'scanning for unused blocks', to the best of my knowledge that is a system message about the harddisk that is being written to. could be to do with filemaker's cache setting.

 

kjoe

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I will check the cache settings, never even occured to me about that, thanks. I do notice the performance loss, however. We only have "authorization" on the one copy of FMPro, the other two computers have to wait until the "current" computer logs out of file maker pro to enven open up the FM program.

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I guess getting the extra copies of FMpro will pay itself back in performance, you can have that up and running always so when you log on from another machine, you wont loose so much power.

Also, I am not sure whether having three copies of the same license installed on three machines is strictly legal, notwithstanding the network check fm performs... as you can pull out the ethernet plug and run them simultaneously.

 

kjoe

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