System Requirements for FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced

NOTE: Click here for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and FileMaker Pro 12.

Operating SystemMinimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.1 Pro editionsCPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 1 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows 8 Standard and Pro editionsCPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 1 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium*CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, Home Premium (SP 2)*CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Windows XP Professional, Home Edition (SP 3)*CPU: 700 MHz or faster
RAM: 256 MB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: 700 MHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)

OS X Mavericks v10.9


Requires FileMaker Pro 12.0v5

CPU: 64-bit Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
CPU: 64-bit Intel-based Mac
RAM: 4 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Mac OS X Mountain Lion v10.8* CPU: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo Mac
RAM: 2 GB
CPU: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo Mac
RAM: 4 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Mac OS X Lion v10.7*CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
Mac OS X v10.6.x*CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 1 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)
CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
1024×768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, DVD drive (for boxed product)

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. This software may also work with later versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.

Citrix XenApp 5.0 (FileMaker Pro 12 only)

The clients listed below are supported by FileMaker, Inc. at this time. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.

  • Citrix XenApp Plug-in for Hosted Apps version 11.2 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Citrix Online Plug-in version 11.2 for Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
(FileMaker Pro 12 only)

The clients listed below are supported by FileMaker, Inc. at this time. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.

  • Windows: Terminal Services Client (Remote Desktop Connection) version 6.1.7601 (Windows 7) running in Internet Explorer version 9; version 6.0.6001 (Windows XP) or version 6.0.6002 (Windows Vista) running in Internet Explorer version 9
  • Mac OS: Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2.0

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced databases only work with other FileMaker 12 software. Files from previous versions of FileMaker Pro must be converted to the new file format to be shared with FileMaker Pro 12/Pro 12 Advanced.

Additional requirements (all platforms)

Networking:

TCP/IP: limited to nine simultaneous FileMaker client connections; each client requires a licensed copy of the software; see FileMaker Server 12 for increased capacity. FileMaker Pro 12 supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) addresses, as well as IPv4 addresses.

Any computer accessing FileMaker Pro files over a network will need to have a licensed installation of versions 12 of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Instant Web Publishing:

A host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP. (FileMaker Pro 12/Pro 12 Advanced can manage up to five simultaneous Instant Web Publishing sessions. See FileMaker Server 12 Advanced for increased capacity.)

Web browser requirements:

To use a database shared with Instant Web Publishing, Windows web users need Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or 8.0, Firefox 9.0 or Safari 5.1. On the Mac, web users need Safari 5.1 or Firefox 9.0. These versions are the minimum requirement. This software may also work with later versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.

System Requirements for FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced

Please note that Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) are no longer supported. Please update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 13.

Operating System
Windows 8.1, and
Windows 8.1 Pro*
Windows 8, and
Windows 8 Pro*
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium*
OS X Yosemite v10.10
OS X Mavericks v10.9
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8
OS X Lion v10.7

*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported.

Hardware Requirements

 Minimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
Windows

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 1 GB

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer
RAM: 2 GB
MacCPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 2 GB
CPU: Intel-based Mac
RAM: 4 GB

Citrix and Terminal Services (FileMaker Pro 13 only)

  • Citrix XenApp 6.5
  • Windows Server 2012 Terminal Services
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Services

Additional requirements

Networking (all platforms):

TCP/IP: limited to five simultaneous FileMaker client connections; each client requires a licensed copy of the software; see FileMaker Server 13 for increased capacity. FileMaker Pro 13 supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) addresses, as well as IPv4 addresses.

Any computer accessing FileMaker Pro files over a network will need to have a licensed installation of versions 13 of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Deprecated and removed technologies

FileMaker, Inc. continually invests in the latest technology in order to keep making improvements to the FileMaker Platform. As a result, some features and operating systems are deprecated and will be removed in future versions of FileMaker software. See a list of deprecated technologies.