The File Extensions Database

.FM5 File Extension

  • Developer by: FileMaker
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .FM5 file?

.FM5 is FileMaker 5 Database

Database created by FileMaker 5, a cross-platform database management program; may contain several tables, each with multiple fields.

FileMaker 5 was the first major FileMaker release from FileMaker, Inc. The program was previously developed by Claris Corporation. FileMaker, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc.

Programs that open FileMaker 5 Database
FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced

How to solve problems with FM5 files

  • Associate the FM5 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FM5 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FM5 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FM5 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FM5 is FileMaker 5 Database. Because only the current version supports the latest FM5 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the FileMaker manufacturer website after an available .FM5 is FileMaker 5 Database update.
  • To make sure that your FM5 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.