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File is not modifiable

File is not modifiable

File is not modifiable


I created a database at home and upload to my office server. When I open it remotely, the Filemaker prompts: This action cannot be performed because this file is not modifiable.

What happen? It is working fine on my home computer. I am using Filemaker 8.5 advance pro. Anyone can help? Thanks a million.


RE: File is not modifiable

Just guessing here but maybe the file inherited the attributes of the folder that it is in.  Or maybe it didn't but should have.  Either way, I'd take a look at the security settings on the folder and the file itself.

BTW: I'm talking about the security settings of your computer's operating system, not native Filemaker security.

Are you Windows or Mac?


RE: File is not modifiable

Hi TStriker

At home I am using Windows but my office computers are Mac.

: Kevin

RE: File is not modifiable

If you did it with copy from the Windows pc, chances are the file is read only.
Check this.

RE: File is not modifiable

I'd suggest you open the "Get Info"(Command+I) dialog for this file, under "SHARING AND PERMISSIONS" check for/add permissions for fmsadmin giving it Read & write access.
Good Luck...

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