Old versions of Filemaker Pro crash in High Sierra

Last October I posted here about what apps were incompatible with High Sierra.

I need to add that Filemaker Pro 11 is completely unusable. It crashes whenever you do anything. (And according to a comment below FileMaker 12 does not work either.)

If you rely on Filemaker Pro, and you want to upgrade to High Sierra, Fielmaker suggest you upgrade to Filemaker Pro 14. I cant’ vouch for version 12 or 13, but 11 is very unstable.

It seems that there are some pretty significant under the hood changes in High Sierra. The list of incompatible Apps is higher than any previous release of OS-X, including Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor,Logic Pro X and MainStage which all needed to be upgraded.


High Sierra update


4 responses to “Old versions of Filemaker Pro crash in High Sierra”

  1. Gary Zasuwa

    Add FM12 to this incompatible list. I have to upgrade cause I can’t read any of my databases anymore.

  2. Jim W

    +1 for FM 12 does not work with High Sierra. Turns out FileMaker do not sell an upgrade from FM 12 to the current FM 17 version. Does anyone have a cost-effective solution for this?

  3. Federico Arregui

    Add FM Pro 12 Advanced too…
    I can read and find as habitually into my database, BUT it is impossible to do any change in scripts! It crash inmediately and send the typical informative note to Apple… Sorry for my english.

  4. Peter Thomas

    Interesting, I’ve just been looking at FM Pro Advanced 17, which is an eye watering £574 in the UK, but and here’s the kicker my now hopelessly out of date version 9 works fine in High Sierra, the only real problem is being unable to import .xslx files – easily fixed by saving a copy in the old .xls format. There are one or two strange print glitches, but I suspect that that is to do with using a printer that wasn’t even around when version 9 came out.

    I have to admit that I haven’t tried some of my complex databases yet.

    I have been a FM user since they started back in the 80s and looking back over my upgrade path over the years it has cost me a small fortune, but nothing compared with Photoshop & Vectorworks/Autocad/Indesign. Glad I’m about to retire!!!!

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