FMX File Extension

FMX file icon
FileMaker Plug-in

What is FMX file?

Full format name of files that use FMX extension is FileMaker Plug-in. FMX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with FMX extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 139 various file formats. The most popular program for handling FMX 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 FMX files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support FMX file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open FMX files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. FMX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FMX file

How to open file with FMX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FMX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with FMX 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. Install FileMaker Pro software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FMX files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download FileMaker Pro and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit FileMaker Pro website and download the installer.

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

If you already have FileMaker Pro installed on your systems and FMX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 FMX format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using FileMaker Pro.

Step 3. Assign FileMaker Pro to FMX files

If you have the latest version of FileMaker Pro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FMX 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 FMX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 FMX files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FMX file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FMX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FMX 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 FMX file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the FMX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the FMX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the FMX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic FMX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the FMX 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run FileMaker Pro

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with FMX extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 Plug-in files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FMX files.

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