Recovers a damaged FileMaker Pro file.
Recover File [With dialog: On/Off; “<filename>”]
•With dialog specifies whether to display a dialog box after the script step is performed, showing how many bytes of data were recovered, the number of records and field values skipped, and the number of field definitions recovered.
Setting With dialog to Off applies only to default recovery operations. The Advanced Recovery Options dialog box is not supported.
•Specify output file
specifies the file to be recovered. For more information, see Creating file paths
. If you don’t select a source file, the Open Damaged File
dialog box displays at runtime.
Where the script step runs
Custom Web Publishing
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
The Recover command makes an aggressive attempt to reopen a damaged file. It is intended for data recovery, not file repair. Do not use the Recover command as part of routine file maintenance.
FileMaker Pro attempts to recover as much of the information in a damaged file as possible, and then creates a new, recovered file. The original file is not deleted or replaced.
Note Before you begin, be sure you have enough disk space for the recovered file. If there isn't enough space, the recovered file won't be usable.
Opens Invoices Backup, then attempts to recover the database if it is damaged.
Open File ["Invoices Backup"]
If [Get ( LastError ) = 807]
Recover File [With dialog: Off; "Invoices Backup.fmp12"]