Recover File
Recovers a damaged FileMaker Pro file.
Recover File [No dialog; “<filename>”]
Perform without dialog prevents a dialog box from displaying after the script step performs that shows how many bytes of data were recovered, the number of records and field values skipped, and the number of field definitions recovered.
Perform without dialog applies only to default recovery operations. The Advanced Recovery Options dialog box is not supported.
Select Specify source file or click Specify to display a dialog box where you can select the file to be recovered. For more information, see Creating file paths. If you don’t select a source file, the Open Damaged File dialog box displays at runtime.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server scheduled script 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
The Recover command makes an aggressive attempt to reopen a damaged file. It is intended for data recovery, not file repair. Do not use the Recover command as part of routine file maintenance.
FileMaker Pro attempts to recover as much of the information in a damaged file as possible, and then creates a new, recovered file. The original file is not deleted or replaced.
Note  Before you begin, be sure you have enough disk space for the recovered file. If there isn't enough space, the recovered file won't be usable.
Example 1 
Opens Invoices Backup, then attempts to recover the database if it is damaged.
Open File ["Invoices Backup"]
If [Get ( LastError ) = 807]
Recover File [No dialog; "Invoices Backup.fmp12"]
End If
Related topics 
Script steps reference (alphabetical list)
Script steps reference (category list)