What is FileMaker Corruption
File corruption is not inevitable, but it’s a good idea to ensure that databases are properly backed-up in case of disaster. While FileMaker takes every precaution possible to prevent data loss – there are those rare occasions when your FileMaker Pro file can become corrupted and data loss may occur.
If your Filemaker database exhibits the following signs, chances are, your file could be corrupted:
- Application is slow.
- Multiple users report “beachballs.”
- Application hangs requiring force quitting of FileMaker.
- Repeatable FileMaker file crashes.
- Repeatable FileMaker application or server crashes.
- Records that can’t be deleted.
- Ghost records (records that can’t be found, but can be seen in a list).
- Layouts that cause FileMaker to crash.
- FileMaker Recover command displays message “file should not be used.”