Will this tool fix my damaged FileMaker Pro database?
SecureRecovery for FileMaker is the most advanced utility available for FileMaker Pro database repair and file recovery. It can successfully restore most corrupt or deleted files, but we recommend trying the demo version to determine whether the software will be able to recover your database.
The demo version allows you to assess product features and generates a list of recoverable rows. Please remember to back up your databases before running data recovery software.
Why should I download the demo instead of the full-featured version?
Yes, the demo version is only able to recover a limited number of rows from your database. After you reach this limit, all other rows will show up as blank; the full version is not limited to a set number of rows, however, and will be able to fully restore the damaged database.
The demo output shows you exactly what is recoverable and what is unrecoverable, so please note that the full version cannot recover any files that are not accessible through the demo version.
Which product licensing option is the best choice for my situation?
Visit the Licensing page to review available options.
The recovery process creates a new .DBF file. How can I transfer data from this temporary file?
This temporary file contains all of the recovered data. Follow FileMaker Pro’s instructions to import the .DBF file into a new database (instructions can vary by version number).
I ran SecureRecovery for FileMaker Pro, and the recovered files have a smaller file size than I remember. Why is this?
This is an expected consequence of running data recovery software. SecureRecovery for FileMaker Pro interprets damaged or unreadable data as blank space, so a recovered file may appear to have a smaller file size. Also, the full version of the program may not be able to recover some of the original database’s features, which would result in a smaller file size (be sure to review the demo version’s output before purchasing).
In most cases, the smaller file size does not indicate permanent file damage and is not a significant issue.
The demo version of SecureRecovery for FileMaker Pro uses blank placeholder rows, so its files are much smaller than the .DBF files created by the full-featured version.
Can I run this software from the command line (Start -> Run in Windows)?
The Server and the Enterprise licenses have command line functionality, which allows SecureRecovery for FileMaker Pro to operate directly from the “Run” menu. It also allows for the creation of batch files, which can automate the recovery process on some larger systems.
To use this feature, create a command line call with the following format. Do not use angle brackets, and make sure that your recovery directory is created and accessible (this will allow the program to create the recovered .DBF files).
You can use different patterns to specify files; the Command Line version of this program supports ‘?’ to replace a single symbol and ‘*’ to replace a group of symbols.