FP4 File Extension

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FileMaker Pro 4 Database

What is FP4 file?

Full format name of files that use FP4 extension is FileMaker Pro 4 Database. FileMaker Pro 4 Database format was developed by FileMaker. FP4 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. FP4 file format, along with 359 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. FileMaker Pro supports FP4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. FileMaker Pro software was developed by FileMaker, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about FP4 files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support FP4 file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support FP4 files. Files with FP4 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FP4 file

How to open file with FP4 extension?

Problems with accessing FP4 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with FP4 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 FP4 files.

Step 1. Download and install FileMaker Pro

Problems with opening and working with FP4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FP4 files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download FileMaker Pro and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FP4 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading FileMaker Pro installed is by going to developer’s website (FileMaker, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update FileMaker Pro to the latest version

If the problems with opening FP4 files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. This can be one of the causes why FP4 files are not compatible with FileMaker Pro. 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. Set the default application to open FP4 files to FileMaker Pro

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 FP4 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the FP4 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the FileMaker Pro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FP4 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FP4 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 FP4 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the FP4 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the FP4 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the FP4 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FP4 file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the FP4 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the FP4 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with FP4 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FileMaker Pro 4 Database file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle FileMaker Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support FP4 files. Close all running programs and try opening the FP4 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with FileMaker Pro 4 Database file. It may be the case that the FP4 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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