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I have a client with a very old version of filemaker (vers 7)running on Windows 2003 Server We would like to migrate the data to latest version of filemaker. on OSX

Is this achievable without too much grief?
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FileMaker files are basically cross platform. You can open using FM Pro or server using FM Server on either Mac or Windows, with only minor differences and almost no compatibility issues. To convert the file(s) to the latest version of FileMaker (current v.14), do the following:

1) Stop FileMaker Server on the Windows Server machine by going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, finding FileMaker Server and clicking "Stop". (make sure no one is logged in before you do)

2) Copy the FileMaker file(s) to flash drive or network drive and then put them on the Desktop of the Mac

3) Install the current version of Filemaker Pro on the Mac

4) Select and drag ALL the .FP7 FileMaker files that came from the Windows Server to the icon for FileMaker Pro. If you have more than one file and don't convert them all at once, relational links may be broken. In the "Open Multiple Files" dialog, use the first option, "Open all files and convert when necessary".

5) Converted file(s) will be created in the same location as the originals but with the .fmp12 file extension

You should be able to open these files in FM Pro 14 or serve them from FM Server 14 on the Mac (an be available to either Mac or Win workstations with FM Pro on them).
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FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application that integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. FileMaker evolved from a DOS application, but since 1992 has been available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, and can be used in a cross-platform environment.

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