FileMaker crashes when viewing or uploading documents

This is typically an issue where an Adobe Reader/Acrobat install or update has installed browser plugins causing the PDF previews in a FileMaker solution to crash the application. Claris FileMaker uses the system's default web browser PDF viewer to show previews in Container fields. On Macs, this works much more reliably when set to Preview. The steps that most often fix this issue are: Go to Finder Go to Folder: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins Delete files "AdobePDFViewer.plugin” [...]

2021-06-22T16:47:41-04:00June 22nd, 2021|FileMaker|

FileMaker – Optimizing databases

These are specific to a set of databases running in FileMaker 5 Server but the directions should be helpful for all database versions setups. The process is similar to rebuilding an Entourage database and can be useful for maintenance and if there are issues with the databases. I usually perform this after a server crash or need to use the Recover command. Close all files by stopping the FileMaker Server. Open FileMaker on the Server [...]

2019-10-25T21:15:20-04:00February 15th, 2010|FileMaker|