Trouble with Filemaker 7
December 3, 2013 1:37 PM Subscribe
Working on an old version of Filemaker Pro (7) in Windows, I created an alias (shortcut) of the main database, opened it and lost everything. Help?
posted by StopMakingSense to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
For ease of access to the main database which is stored on an external, I created a shortcut on the desktop. When I initially opened the alias through Filemaker, it worked fine and opened the main database. However, after I closed it and then tried to reopen it, the whole database was wiped, reduced to a completely blank, empty, new database and the database was now a tiny 24 kb file.
The program is set to autosave after every close. I assume something happened where it saved the alias (if that's possible?) overtop of the database itself?
Has this ever happened to you before? I assume it's just lost, at this point, but if anyone had any suggestions (other than "back everything up, idiot") I would love to hear them. I'm mostly confused why it worked once and only once.