After a power failure yesterday, the filemaker 6 database file I was using and someone was sharing over the network could not be open (message "the access privileges in this file have been damaged or possibly tampered with"). The size of the file was just 2 MB after this problem, whereas it was more than 30MB before.
I used the recover command and th recovered file was just about 300 kB and had only 80 records, instead of the near 10.000.
Tried to look for temporary files made yesterday, deleted files, etc and could not find anything useful.
The only backup I have was made about 1 month ago and therefore has about 1000 records less.
This is really important for me as it has medical records.
Can someone help me please?
Thanks a lot
Well, I think your only option at this point is to send your disk to a data recovery specialist group (or Filemaker). I had a whole drive that was zapped by static electricity and it corrupted over 45 databases. Everyting I tried resulted in the same things you are running into (lost records, small file size etc.) But after having sent my server hard drive to a group in Texas, they were able to recover all records. The recovery tool in Filemaker is OK for minor problems..but it sounds like you need the experts.
A piece of advice: Backup, Backup, Backup..I can't stress this enough, I manage 80+ databases, accessed by over 50 users a time and I run backups 3 times a day (every 8 hours) to differnent drives and machines (in and out of my office). Good luck..you only have to get burnt once!