FM5 File Extension

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FileMaker 5 Database

What is FM5 file?

FM5 is a file extension commonly associated with FileMaker 5 Database files. FileMaker 5 Database specification was created by FileMaker. FM5 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with FM5 extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 359 various file formats. The most popular program for handling FM5 files is FileMaker Pro, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. FileMaker Pro software was developed by FileMaker, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about FM5 files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support FM5 file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support FM5 files. FM5 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FM5 file

How to open file with FM5 extension?

Being unable to open files with FM5 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FM5 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the FileMaker Pro

Problems with opening and working with FM5 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FM5 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the FileMaker Pro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FM5 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FileMaker Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit FileMaker, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FileMaker Pro and update if needed

If the problems with opening FM5 files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FileMaker Pro is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of FileMaker Pro installed, it may not support FM5 format. The latest version of FileMaker Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FM5 files to FileMaker Pro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FM5 files with latest version of FileMaker Pro you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FM5 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where FileMaker Pro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open FM5 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FM5 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select FileMaker Pro and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FM5 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FM5 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the FM5 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the FM5 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FM5 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the FM5 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the FM5 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic FM5 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the FM5 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle FileMaker Pro

If the systems has insufficient resources to open FM5 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with FileMaker 5 Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FM5 files affecting older versions of given software.

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