.FP5 File Extension
FileMaker Pro 5 Database
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What is an FP5 file?
An FP5 file is a database created by FileMaker Pro 5 or 6. It contains one or more data tables, which may contain a record of a business's inventory, contacts, personnel, or projects. The FP5 format replaced the .FP4 format and was itself replaced by the .FP7 format.
Businesses use FileMaker Pro to input, track, and manage critical business data. Since its initial release in 1990, the program has had many versions. FileMaker Inc. released FileMaker Pro 5 in 1999 and FileMaker Pro 6 in 2002.
Versions 5 and 6 of FileMaker Pro save users' databases as FP5 files. These files contain one or more data tables, which users often view in spreadsheet form. For example, a user might open an FP5 file that contains a record of their business's inventory, to note how many of a particular item they have on hand or from which vendor they purchase the item.
NOTE: FileMaker Inc. was previously known as Claris. The company changed its name back to Claris in 2020.
How to open an FP5 file
You can open an FP5 file with FileMaker Pro (Windows, Mac) versions 5 through 11. To open an FP5 file with a more recent version of FileMaker Pro, you must first convert the file to the current FileMaker Pro database format. For example, to open an FP5 file with FileMaker Pro 12, you must: