What is an FP7 File?

Defining This File Type and How to Open It

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Question:

What is an FP7 File?

Did you find an FP7 file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you an FP7 file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the FP7 file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open an FP7 file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .FP7 file extension refers to.

Answer:

A file with the FP7 file extension is a FileMaker Pro 7+ Database file.

Other types of files may also use the FP7 file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .FP7 extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open an FP7 File:

The easiest way to open an FP7 file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the FP7 file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit FP7 files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

FileMaker Pro will open and allow editing of FP7 files. You should also know that all versions of FileMaker Pro after 7, including 8, 9, 10, and 11, all use the FP7 file extension.

If you know anything else about FP7 files, please let me know so I can update this page.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the FP7 file. Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with FP7 files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the FP7 file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open FP7 files, see my How to Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert an FP7 File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert an FP7 file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the FP7 file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course, if you don't have a program that opens FP7 files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the FP7 file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using an FP7 File?

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Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the FP7 file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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