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Changing your password for a file
FileMaker Pro may display a Change Password dialog box when you try to open a file. This can occur in two situations:
The first time you open a file. The administrator of the file may have specified a temporary password that you must change the first time you open the file.
When your password expires. Your password may expire at a regular interval and require you to specify a new password in order to open the file.
You can also change your password whenever you want if your privileges permit it.
To change your password:
1. Do one of the following:
If the file is not already open, open it and click Change Password in the Open Filename dialog box.
If a file is already open, choose File menu > Change Password.
2. In the Change Password dialog box, enter your old password once and your new password twice in the appropriate fields.
3. Click OK.
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