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.
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.
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.
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.
If the problems with opening FP4 files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.
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
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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