File Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker

File Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker

The File Manipulator plug-in is a perfect utility plug-in for FileMaker Pro.

File Manipulator

Win Version 4.0.1.1
Mac Version 4.0.2.2

Platform
Windows | Mac

Pricing Options
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The File Manipulator plug-in gives users the ability to copy, move, rename or delete files and folders directly from a FileMaker solution, as well as conveniently compress and encrypt file data with password protection.

Key Features

Copy, move, rename or delete files and folders in FileMaker Pro

Obtain file and folder sizes

Zip and encrypt files or folders with password protection

Unzip and decrypt files or folders

Obtain drive sizes, free drive space and used drive space

Track file and folder creation dates, modification dates and access date

Monitor the number of files and folders within a drive

Easily access all file and folder information on a local or network drive

Download our Plug-in Demo

Try our fully functional demo file for up to 30 days. Please note the demo will expire 2 hours from opening your FileMaker application. To reset the demo, close and reopen your FileMaker application.

Need help getting started?

Visit our Help Center for a full list of FAQs and product documentation, submit a question on our PCI FM Forums page, or view videos on our YouTube channel

System Requirements

Application:

FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 for Mac (64-bit) and FileMaker Pro 14 for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit)

Platform:

Windows® 7/8/10
Mac OS 10.11 - 10.13

This plug-in is verified compatible with FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 (32-bit and 64-bit) for Windows, FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 (64-bit) FileMaker for Mac, Windows 7/8/10, Macintosh 10.11 - 10.13 and may work with earlier versions.

Version History

  • Version: 4.0.1.1 | Release Date05/15/2018 | PlatformWin
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 (32-bit and 64-bit)

       

  • Version: 4.0.2.1 | Release Date05/15/2018 | PlatformMac
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with FileMaker Pro 15 - 17 (64-bit)

       

  • Version: 4.0.2.1 | Release Date09/25/2017 | PlatformMac
    • Adjusted Mac registration product code to be identical to the Windows version
  • Version: 4.0.2.1 | Release Date09/25/2017 | PlatformMac
    • This plug-in is verified compatible with Mac OS 10.11- 10.13
    • Updated demo file
       
  • Version: 4.0.1.1 | Release Date08/09/2017 | PlatformWin
    • Updated handling of network file paths in PCFM_GetFileExists, PCFM_GetFolderExists, file and folder functions
       
  • Version: 4.0.2.0 | Release Date05/09/2017 | PlatformMac
    • This plug-in is now confirmed compatible with FileMaker 14 (32-bit and 64-bit) and FileMaker 15-16 (64-bit)
    • Added FileMaker 16 script step functionality
    • Updated Developer's Guide
       
  • Version: 4.0.1.0 | Release Date05/09/2017 | PlatformWin
    • This plug-in is now confirmed compatible with FileMaker  14 - 16 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Added FileMaker 16 script step functionality
    • Updated Developer's Guide
       
  • Version: 4.0.1.0 | Release Date10/13/2016 | PlatformMac
    • Verified compatible with Mac OS 10.10 - 10.12
    • Resolved bad encoding in error messages
    • Resolved an issue when copying and moving files to the same source location
    • Resolved an issue with the file paths including the string "err"
    • Resolved a path issue when using 'FolderCreate' function
    • Updated uninstallation process to adhere to Apple security in MacOS Sierra
       
  • Version: 4.0.0.1 | Release Date07/06/2016 | PlatformMac
    • Resolved an issue with the rebuild of the plug-in that would cause preexisting FileMaker scripting to throw "Source Path not Found" for external drives or partitions that did not contain "/Volumes/" as the root of the path
       
  • Version: 4.0.0.0 | Release Date06/30/2016 | PlatformWin
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with FileMaker Pro 15, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Added functionality "PCFM_GetDriveSizeFree( Path )". The plug-in is now able to return the free space of the specified drive in bytes
    • Added functionality "PCFM_GetDriveSizeUsed( Path )" The plug-in is now able to return the used space of the specified drive in bytes
    • Created MSI installer packages for installing the Windows plug-in
    • Implemented updated internal folder handling for all Folder functions based on recommended Windows practices
    • esolved an issue with FileCopy that was creating a series of "junk" characters when overwriting a large-sized file over a network connection
    • Miscellaneous demo enhancements and updates
    • Updated the "PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )" function to zip the contents of a folder if provided a folder path. The resulting zip file will contain all files, folders, and subfolders within the source path, maintaining the file system hierarchy within the zip file
    • Updated Windows plug-in to work with Visual Studio 2013
    • Updated the "PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )" function to ensure that it will properly expand the contents of a zipped folder created by "PCFM_CompressFile" and maintain file system hierarchy from the zip file
    • Updated the source code of the Windows plug-ins to utilize newer programming technologies available
    • Updated Developer's Guide
    • Updated Function's Guide
       
  • Version: 4.0.0.0 | Release Date06/30/2016 | PlatformMac
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with FileMaker Pro 15, 64-bit
    • Added functionality "PCFM_GetDriveSizeFree( Path )". The plug-in is now able to return the free space of the specified drive in bytes
    • Added functionality "PCFM_GetDriveSizeUsed( Path )" The plug-in is now able to return the used space of the specified drive in bytes
    • Created DMG installer package for installing the Mac plug-in 
    • Resolved an issue with FileCopy that was creating a series of "junk" characters when overwriting a large-sized file over a network connection
    • Miscellaneous demo enhancements and updates
    • Updated the "PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )" function to zip the contents of a folder if provided a folder path. The resulting zip file will contain all files, folders, and subfolders within the source path, maintaining the file system hierarchy within the zip file
    • Updated the "PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )" function to ensure that it will properly expand the contents of a zipped folder created by "PCFM_CompressFile" and maintain file system hierarchy from the zip file
    • Updated the source code of the Mac plug-ins to utilize newer programming technologies available
    • Updated Developer's Guide
    • Updated Function's Guide
    • Download version 3 for Mac
       
  • Version: 3.0.1.0 | Release Date05/10/2016 | PlatformWin
    • This plug-in is confirmed compatible with FileMaker® Pro 13 - 15 for Windows, 32-bit
    • Confirmed compatibility with Windows 10
    • Download version 3 for Windows
       
  • Version: 3.0.0.1 | Release Date01/19/2016 | PlatformMac
    • This plug-in is verified compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.10
       
  • Version: 3.0.1.0 | Release Date05/28/2015 | PlatformWin- FileMaker 14 32-bit compatible
    • This plug-in is verified compatible with FileMaker® Pro 12-14 and Windows® 7/8 and may work with earlier versions.
  • Version: 3.0.0.1 | Release Date05/28/2015 | PlatformMac- FileMaker 14 32-bit compatible
    • This plug-in is verified compatible with FileMaker® Pro 12-14, Macintosh 10.7-10.10 and may work with earlier versions.
  • Version: 3.0.0.1 | Release Date10/20/2014 | PlatformMac
    • Mac Yosemite OS X 10.10 certified  
       
  • Version: 3.0.1.0 | Release Date12/30/2013 | PlatformWin
    • Added support for FileMaker Pro 13
    • Miscellaneous minor updates to demo file
       
  • Version: 3.0.0.1 | Release Date09/23/2013 | PlatformMac
    • Internal code updated to use FileMaker 12 SDK
    • Fixed a bug involving unzipping files
    • Miscellaneous minor updates to demo file
       
  • Version: 3.0.0.1 | Release Date09/19/2013 | PlatformWin
    • Internal code updated to use FileMaker 12 SDK
    • Updated Developer's Guide
       
  • Version: 3.0.0.0 | Release Date07/23/2013 | PlatformWin
    • Added new functions to implement Zip/Encrypt/Unzip/Decrypt:
      1) PCFM_CompressAndEncrypt( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      2) PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )
      3) PCFM_DecryptAndExpand( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      4) PCFM_DecryptFile( Source ; Desination ; Password )
      5) PCFM_EncryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      6) PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )
    • Modified plug-in name consistency between Windows/Mac.
    • Implemented GetLastError functionality.
    • Updated Developer's Guide.
    • Updated Functions Guide.
       
  • Version: 3.0.0.0 | Release Date07/23/2013 | PlatformMac
    • Added new functions to implement Zip/Encrypt/Unzip/Decrypt:
      1) PCFM_CompressAndEncrypt( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      2) PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )
      3) PCFM_DecryptAndExpand( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      4) PCFM_DecryptFile( Source ; Desination ; Password )
      5) PCFM_EncryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      6) PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )
    • Modified plug-in name consistency between Windows/Mac.
    • Implemented GetLastError functionality.
    • Updated Developer's Guide.
    • Updated Functions Guide.
       
  • Version: 2.0.4.3 | Release Date12/05/2012 | PlatformWin
    • Registration System 2 Plug-in release
    • Updated demo lockout from 30 minutes to 2 hours
    • Updated Registration URL to "licensing2.productivecomputing.com"
    • Updated Developer's Guide
    • Updated Functions Guide
       
  • Version: 2.0.4.0 | Release Date12/05/2012 | PlatformMac
    • Registration System 2 Plug-in release
    • Updated demo lockout from 30 minutes to 2 hours
    • Updated Registration URL to "licensing2.productivecomputing.com"
    • Updated Developer's Guide
    • Updated Functions Guide
    • Added support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
       
  • Version: 2.0.3.0 | Release Date07/28/2011 | PlatformMac
    • Added support for OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Lion compatibility removed support for 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard (special builds available for 10.4 or 10.5 by request)
       
  • Version: 2.0.3.2 | Release Date11/17/2009 | PlatformWin
    • Added ability to use a path with a trailing "\" character as a folder path in functions that require a folder path
    • Added new logo to splash screen
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.5 | Release Date11/04/2009 | PlatformMac
    • Fixed PCFM_GetOperatingMode to return EXPIRED
    • Added new logo to splash screen
       
  • Version: 2.0.3.1 | Release Date08/21/2009 | PlatformWin
    • Corrected registration issue where the plug-in was expiring in 30 days for all users
       
  • Version: 2.0.3.0 | Release Date01/29/2009 | PlatformWin
    • Support with FileMaker 10
    • Changed location of PCI registration file for support with FileMaker 10. PCI files are now stored in a subfolder of the local application data folder. Symbolic path is %APPDATA_LOCAL%/PCINC/productName/productVersion
    • Updated Installation and Registration document
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.3 | Release Date11/05/2008 | PlatformWin
    • Standardized documentation and demo
    • Removed functions as they will be on next paid upgrade plug-in release:
      PCFM_CompressAndEncrypt( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )
      PCFM_DecryptAndExpand( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_DecryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_EncryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.4 | Release Date09/22/2008 | PlatformMac
    • Confirmed support with FileMaker 10
    • Standardized documentation and demo
    • Demo extended to 30 days
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.3b | Release Date05/14/2008 | PlatformMac
    • Changed the demo to reflect licensing.productivecomputing.com instead of webserver.productivecomputing.com
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.1b | Release Date05/14/2008 | PlatformWin
    • Changed the demo to reflect licensing.productivecomputing.com instead of webserver.productivecomputing.com
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.3a | Release Date05/06/2008 | PlatformMac
    • Changed the demo to reflect webserver.productivecomputing.com instead of www.filemakerconsulting.com
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.1a | Release Date05/06/2008 | PlatformWin
    • Changed the demo to reflect webserver.productivecomputing.com instead of www.filemakerconsulting.com
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.3 | Release Date01/14/2008 | PlatformMac
    • Repaired all functions reporting errors on locating files and folders - MAC only - windows no change
    • Repaired registration "bug"
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.2 | Release Date01/13/2008 | PlatformMac
    • Repaired GetNumFiles and GeNumSubfolders functions to return proper errors. 
    • Added ProductVersion to Registration process
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.1 | Release Date12/21/2007 | PlatformWin
    • Increased to match Mac version
       
  • Version: 2.0.2.1 | Release Date11/30/2007 | PlatformMac
    • Added support for OS X 10.5 Leopard
       
  • Version: 2.0.1.2 | Release Date09/05/2007 | PlatformWin
    • Added ability to include trailing folder separator character to folder paths on windows version (special request)
    • New functions
      PCFM_CompressAndEncrypt( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_CompressFile( Source ; Destination )
      PCFM_DecryptAndExpand( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_DecryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_EncryptFile( Source ; Destination ; Password )
      PCFM_ExpandFile( Source ; Destination )
       
  • Version: 2.0.1.2 | Release Date09/04/2007 | Platform: Mac and Win
    • Added full Unicode support for Mac version
    • Removed Config screen from both platforms
       
  • Version: 2.0.1.1 | Release Date07/12/2007 | Platform: Mac and Win
    • Recoded with latest version of the registration process
       
  • Version: 2.0.1.1 | Release Date03/08/2007 | PlatformMac
    • Repaired PCFM_Version function for Mac version
       
  • Version: 2.0.1.0 | Release Date12/12/2006 | Platform: Mac and Win
    • Changed ProductID to differentiate Mac from Windows product
    • Repaired bug with registration process not returning the correct fail codes (Mac)
    • Added 4th parameter to Move And Copy functions - if the param exists the destination file will be renamed to the parameter
       
  • Version: 2.0.0.0 | Release Date11/30/2006 | Platform: Mac and Win
    • Initial Release

Additional Information

Please Note:

This fully functional demo file is usable for 30 days. However, the demo will expire 2 hours from opening your FileMaker application. To reset please close and reopen your FileMaker application.

Integration Details:

Successful integration of FileMaker plug-ins requires the creation of integration scripts within your FileMaker solution. Intermediate to advanced experience with FileMaker Pro, especially in the areas of scripting and calculations is necessary to integrate this plug-in. After review of our overview videos, sample scripts and documentation you find you need assistance please contact us or fill out a Request For Quote.