FPT File Extension

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FileMaker Pro Database Memo Format
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What is FPT file?

Full format name of files that use FPT extension is FileMaker Pro Database Memo Format. FileMaker Pro Database Memo Format specification was created by FileMaker. FPT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. FPT file format, along with 358 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. FileMaker Pro supports FPT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 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 FPT files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support FPT file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with FPT files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with FPT 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 FPT file

How to open file with FPT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FPT files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to FileMaker Pro Database Memo Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install FileMaker Pro software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FPT files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install FileMaker Pro or one to the listed programs: dBASE, Visual FoxPro. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FPT 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. Verify the you have the latest version of FileMaker Pro

If you already have FileMaker Pro installed on your systems and FPT 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. This can be one of the causes why FPT 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 FPT 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 FPT on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the FPT file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 FPT files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FPT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FPT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the FPT is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper FPT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the FPT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the FPT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the FPT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the FPT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with FPT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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 FPT extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with FileMaker Pro Database Memo Format files. It may be the case that the FPT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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