.FMP12 File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .FMP12 file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

FMP12 File Recovery

What is a .FMP12 file?

Database file created by FileMaker Pro 12, a personal and business database development program; stores the database structure (tables and fields) and the records that fill the tables; may also include custom forms, reports, and other database objects; can include a custom theme for personalizing the interface.

What Are Common Causes of ".FMP12" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".FMP12" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".FMP12" file while organizing or cleaning up their computer system.
  2. File corruption: The ".FMP12" file can become corrupted due to various reasons such as system crashes, power outages, or improper shutdowns.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: If a computer system is infected with viruses or malware, it can lead to the corruption or deletion of ".FMP12" files.
  4. Hardware failure: Hard drive or storage device failure can result in the loss or corruption of ".FMP12" files.
  5. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or incompatible software versions can cause ".FMP12" files to fail or become inaccessible.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of storage devices, can lead to the loss of ".FMP12" files.
  7. Operating system issues: Problems with the operating system, such as software updates or upgrades, can sometimes cause ".FMP12" files to become lost or fail.
  8. Network issues: If the ".FMP12" file is stored on a network drive or server, issues with the network connection or server can result in file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly back up ".FMP12" files to prevent data loss in case of any of these issues.

How to recover lost ".FMP12" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".FMP12" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".FMP12" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".FMP12" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".FMP12" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".FMP12" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".FMP12" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo fileMaker Pro 12 Database image file file?

Programs that open ".FMP12" files

FileMaker Pro Advanced FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Go 17 FileMaker Go 17

Additional Information

  • File type: FileMaker Pro 12 Database

  • File extension: .FMP12

  • Developer: FileMaker

  • Category: Database Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • How can I restore a .FMP12 backup file in FileMaker Pro?

    To restore a .FMP12 backup file in FileMaker Pro, follow these steps:

    1. Launch FileMaker Pro on your computer.
    2. Go to the "File" menu and select "Open" or click on the "Open" button on the toolbar.
    3. In the "Open File" dialog box, navigate to the location where the backup file is stored.
    4. Select the .FMP12 backup file you want to restore and click "Open."
    5. FileMaker Pro will open the Restore dialog box. Choose the restore options according to your needs:
    • "Restore" - Select the backup file you want to restore from the list.
    • "Destination" - Choose whether you want to restore the backup to the original file or a new file.
    • "Options" - Configure additional restore options such as replacing the current file, importing scripts, etc.
    1. Once you have set the desired restore options, click "Continue" or "Restore" to initiate the restore process.
    2. FileMaker Pro will prompt you to confirm the restore action. Review the summary of the restore operation and click "OK" to proceed.
    3. Wait for the restore process to complete. The time it takes will depend on the size of the backup file.
    4. Once the restore is finished, FileMaker Pro will display a confirmation message. Click "OK" to close the message.
    5. You can now access the restored file in FileMaker Pro.

    Note: It is recommended to make a backup of your current file before restoring a backup to avoid any data loss.

  • Is it possible to create automatic backups of .FMP12 files in FileMaker Pro?

    Yes, it is possible to create automatic backups of .FMP12 files in FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro has a built-in feature called "Scheduled Scripts" which allows you to automate tasks, including creating backups of your files.

    To create automatic backups, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open your FileMaker Pro file (.FMP12) and go to the "File" menu.
    2. Select "Manage" and then "Scripts" to open the Script Workspace.
    3. Create a new script by clicking on the "+" button.
    4. In the script steps area, add a "Save a Copy as" script step. This step allows you to specify the backup location and file name.
    5. Configure the backup location and file name according to your preferences.
    6. Save the script and close the Script Workspace.

    Now, you can schedule the script to run automatically at specific intervals:

    1. Go to the "File" menu and select "File Options".
    2. In the "Open/Close" tab, enable the "Perform script" option.
    3. Select the script you created for backups from the dropdown menu.
    4. Specify the frequency at which you want the script to run (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.).
    5. Save the changes and close the File Options.

    From now on, FileMaker Pro will automatically create backups of your .FMP12 files according to the schedule you set. It is recommended to store the backups in a separate location to ensure data safety.

  • What are the best practices for managing and organizing .FMP12 backup files to ensure data security and easy retrieval?

    Here are some best practices for managing and organizing .FMP12 backup files to ensure data security and easy retrieval:

    1. Regular backups: Set up a regular backup schedule to ensure that your data is consistently backed up. This can be done daily, weekly, or as per your organization's requirements.
    2. Automated backups: Utilize automated backup tools or scripts to streamline the backup process. This reduces the risk of human error and ensures backups are performed consistently.
    3. Offsite backups: Store backup files in a separate location from the original database. This protects your data in case of physical damage or theft at the primary location. Consider using cloud storage or an offsite backup service for added security.
    4. Version control: Maintain multiple versions of backups to allow for easy retrieval of specific data points or to revert to a previous state. This can be useful in case of accidental data deletion or corruption.
    5. File naming convention: Develop a clear and consistent naming convention for backup files. Include relevant information such as the date, time, and purpose of the backup. This helps in identifying and retrieving specific backups quickly.
    6. Folder structure: Organize backup files into logical folders or directories based on date or purpose. This makes it easier to locate specific backups, especially when dealing with a large number of files.
    7. Regular testing: Periodically test the backup files to ensure they are complete and can be restored successfully. This helps identify any issues with the backup process or file integrity.
    8. Access control: Restrict access to backup files to authorized personnel only. Implement appropriate security measures, such as encryption and password protection, to safeguard the data from unauthorized access.
    9. Documentation: Maintain documentation that outlines the backup process, including the schedule, locations, and procedures for restoring backups. This ensures that the backup and recovery process can be easily followed by anyone responsible for managing the backups.
    10. Monitoring and maintenance: Regularly monitor the backup process to ensure it is running smoothly and without errors. Perform periodic maintenance tasks, such as cleaning up old or unnecessary backups, to optimize storage space and improve efficiency.

    By following these best practices, you can ensure the security and easy retrieval of your .FMP12 backup files, minimizing the risk of data loss and facilitating efficient data recovery when needed.

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