Brian Dunning's Error Code Reference

FileMaker Error 6

File is read-only



Marianne Carroll   Marianne Carroll
Apr 22, 2005
I have seen Error 6 also appear when a user had a copy of FileMaker running that had the same serial/license number as another currently active user. Once the other user quit FileMaker, the Error 6 disappeared and the user could access files.
Brian Dunning   Brian Dunning,
Oct 19, 2004
I've also had this happen when (stupidly) opening a file from the body of an email without first saving it to my computer. It might also even be open from an archive.
Christo   Christo, Excelisys
Oct 19, 2004
This generally happens after copying files from a CD. Especially prone to Mac users. Do a "get info" of the file and reset or turn off the read-only selection.