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Resolved Bugs

From time to time some bugs slip into a FileMaker Pro release. The description is moved in here when a new update has resolved that bug.


There's a new kid in town!

With the advent of FileMaker Pro 9.0v1 some users are confronted with a dialog like this:

'File' is damaged and can't be opened

What's that? First of all: Don't Panic! Before you follow that dialog's advice, go back to your previous FileMaker Pro version, open the file and save a Compacted Copy - then try again with FileMaker Pro 9. In almost all cases this solves the problem without Recover.

What happened to the file is that its Table of Contents, a special area in the file that maps structure and data IDs to its associated blocks within the file for fast access, is out of sync. FileMaker Pro 8.5 and 8 did use it as well but did not bother when it was out of sync on opening the file. Version 9 - on the contrary - is very strict in that respect. It is said to perform the same consistency check as FileMaker Server always did.

This false alarm has been removed with FileMaker Pro 9.0v2.


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