FMP12 File Extension

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FileMaker Pro 12 Database

What is FMP12 file?

FMP12 is a file extension commonly associated with FileMaker Pro 12 Database files. FileMaker Pro 12 Database format was developed by FileMaker. Files with FMP12 extension may be used by programs distributed for iOS, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with FMP12 extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 359 various file formats. Users are advised to use FileMaker Pro software for managing FMP12 files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. FileMaker Pro software was developed by FileMaker, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about FMP12 files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support FMP12 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with FMP12 files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with FMP12 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support FMP12 file

How to open file with FMP12 extension?

Being unable to open files with FMP12 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FMP12 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with FMP12 files.

Step 1. Install FileMaker Pro software

Problems with opening and working with FMP12 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FMP12 files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select FileMaker Pro or one of the recommended programs (for example, FileMaker Go) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FMP12 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the problems with opening FMP12 files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of FileMaker Pro installed, it may not support FMP12 format. The latest version of FileMaker Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign FileMaker Pro to FMP12 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FMP12 files with latest version of FileMaker Pro you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FMP12 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where FileMaker Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open FMP12 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FMP12 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select FileMaker Pro and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FMP12 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the FMP12 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the FMP12 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The FMP12 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the FMP12 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the FMP12 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. FMP12 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with FMP12 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the FMP12 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 FMP12 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FileMaker Pro 12 Database file.

4. Check whether your system can handle FileMaker Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support FMP12 files. Close all running programs and try opening the FMP12 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with FileMaker Pro 12 Database file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FMP12 files.

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