Claris FileMaker Pro 2023 Installation Guide

Welcome to FileMaker Pro, which helps you quickly create custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.

About this guide

This Installation Guide tells you how to install FileMaker Pro on your Windows or Mac computer. Unless noted otherwise, the information in this guide pertains to both platforms.

Where to find FileMaker documentation

For the most up-to-date version of this guide and other FileMaker product documentation, see the Product Documentation Center.

For information about new features, changes, and addressed issues, see FileMaker Pro Release Notes.

Customer Support, Knowledge Base, and Community

  • For help with installing, starting, or reinstalling FileMaker Pro (excluding data recovery), in FileMaker Pro, choose Help menu > Service and Support or visit Customer Support.

  • For tips, technical advice, and more information about FileMaker Pro, visit the Knowledge Base.

  • To ask questions and get advice from other users, in FileMaker Pro, choose Help menu > Claris Community or visit the Claris Community.

Information in the Knowledge Base and the Claris Community may not be available in all languages.

Backing up your FileMaker Pro download

Make a backup copy of your FileMaker Pro software download in case you need to reinstall the software. See this article in the Knowledge Base.