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Filemaker Server 8 can't open file

I have a file in the default folder for hosting databases in Server 8. I can connect to the server and see the file and it is marked "closed". When I select the option to open it the status changes from "closed" to "checking" then back to "closed" with no explanation. I just want to host the file. Help.

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Re: Filemaker Server 8 can't open file

Hi Jermia,
a bit late for the answer, but maybe it can help others...

This usually means the file has not been closed properly following a hard shutdown of the server (power outage?). It could be that the file needs to be recovered, or simply checked by Filemaker.
In both cases, you need to open the file with the client version of Filemaker Pro 8, then close it again, and the Server should happily open it thereafter. Here, we keep a copy of Filemaker client on the server for these rare occasions.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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If the error occurred when you were restoring a company file from a backup or updating a company file to a newer version of QuickBooks over a network:
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