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Cannot open file fetched from PC (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Philippe
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Philippe
  • Philippe Member

    Hi there.
    I used fetch to get a Filemaker Pro file from a PC server. No problem, I could see all the files on the PC, and get the one I wanted onto my Mac.
    However, once on the Mac, the file was shown as a text document, instead of an fp3 file (filemaker pro files can be opened on both PC and Mac as long as the filemaker pro program is intalled on the machines, which is of course the case in my situation).
    Any idea why this is? Does Fetch modify the extension or whatever of PC files??
    Thanx for your feed back!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch does not modify extensions. By default the OS X Finder does not show file extensions, so the .fp3 extension might still be there (check "Show all file extensions" in the Advanced section of Finder Preferences to change that).

    If double-clicking the file does not open it in Filemaker you may need to tell Fetch to have .fp3 files opened by Filemaker. You would do that by selecting the file in the Fetch file list and clicking Get Info. Then set the Open files like this with: menu to Filemaker.

    Let me know if that does not fix the problem,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Philippe Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Fetch does not modify extensions. By default the OS X Finder does not show file extensions.Fetch does not modify extensions. By default the OS X Finder does not show file extensions, so the .fp3 extension might still be there.

    Sorry for my lack of precision: My Mac is running OS9.

    If double-clicking the file does not open it in Filemaker you may need to tell Fetch to have .fp3 files opened by Filemaker. You would do that by selecting the file in the Fetch file list and clicking Get Info. Then set the Open files like this with: menu to Filemaker.

    I'll try that as soon as I am back to that Mac computer. Thank for your quick answer!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Philippe Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Fetch does not modify extensions. By default the OS X Finder does not show file extensions, so the .fp3 extension might still be there (check "Show all file extensions" in the Advanced section of Finder Preferences to change that).

    If double-clicking the file does not open it in Filemaker you may need to tell Fetch to have .fp3 files opened by Filemaker. You would do that by selecting the file in the Fetch file list and clicking Get Info. Then set the Open files like this with: menu to Filemaker.

    Let me know if that does not fix the problem,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    It did do the trick!
    Thank you for your quick and efficient support.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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