Help with Bento

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whostean, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    I apologize if this is not in the correct place.

    I was attempting to send a bento file to myself from work to my home computer, but what I sent was a .bentodb file, and I am unable to open it.
    Did I send myself the wrong file?
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012

    I was able to contact Filemaker and get my issue resolved.

    For anybody who may have this issue in the future, the solution:

    You cannot open a .bentodb file if you already have one open. To switch between Bento databases:

    1. Quit Bento
    2. Hold option while re-opening Bento
    3. Select new database
    4. Repeat 1-3 to return to your original database
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2008
    Hmm, I would have thought you'd want to export it from one machine to another as a template instead of copying the entire database?

    But then again, I'm not sure what you're trying to do. (move everything or move just some stuff?)

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