Setting advanced file recovery options
FileMaker Pro uses certain default settings when it recovers a file. You can change these settings when you attempt to recover a damaged file.
Note  FileMaker Pro Advanced: Runtime applications do not support advanced file recovery features.
To set advanced file recovery options:
Choose File menu > Recover.
FileMaker Pro displays the Advanced Recovery Options dialog box, with either the default recovery options selected (if this is the first time the dialog box is displayed during the current application launch) or with the most recent settings made during the current application launch.
After the new file is generated, it is scanned and then a new database is rebuilt according to the options you select in the next step.
Rebuild the file’s schema. This option forces all records and field data to be scanned.
Rebuild field indexes, and then select Now or Later
Bypass any scripts or layouts that are normally used when the file is opened. (Any scripts created in File Options with the OnFirstWindowOpen or OnWindowOpen script triggers are disabled and FileMaker Pro creates a blank layout into which the file opens.) This option prompts you near the end of the recovery process to enter an account and password with full access to the database.
To use these settings the next time you recover a file during the same application launch, keep Use advanced options selected in the “Name new recovered file” dialog box. To change these settings, keep Use advanced options selected in the “Name new recovered file” dialog box, and click Specify.
To revert to the FileMaker Pro default recovery settings, deselect Use advanced options.
When Bypass startup script and layout is selected, the bypass will not be allowed if any one of these conditions exist:
Whenever you only want to bypass the layout to open the file, select Copy blocks as-is and Bypass on open script, and leave other options deselected.