Troi File Plug-in 5.5 for FileMaker Pro 11

Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 5.5 for FileMaker Pro 11

Updated File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 11 adds support for OS X Lion.

What is Troi File Plug-in?

Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. All from within FileMaker Pro you can:

  • Get data from files that are on the disk of the computer into FileMaker Pro
  • Create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from FileMaker fields into them
  • Manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creating, deleting, copying, moving and modifying files and folders
  • Get the size on disk, creation and modification dates and much more
  • Launch and reveal files directly from FileMaker Pro

Manage your images and movies, and read and write IPTC and Exif metadata to JPEG images
What’s New In Version 5.5?

Troi File Plug-in 5.5 is an upgrade which adds support for Mac OS X Lion. It adds these new features:

  • Tested and made compatible with Mac OS X Lion 10.7 (GM).
  • Improved the TrFile_ListFolder function: you can now recursively get the list of files and folders and all the subfolders of the folder you are listing.
  • (Mac OS X) You can now list the contents of a package folder (like for example a Mac OS X app).
  • You can now create square thumbnails with the improved TrFile_CreateThumbnail function.
  • Improved the TrFile_MetaData function: added support for getting EXIF data from many types of RAW files.

Troi File Plug-in 5.5 also incorporates these improvements:

  • (Windows) Improved TrFile_ListFolder and TrFile_Search function, it now better returns files with higher Unicode characters in the name.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved the TrFile_ListFolder and TrFile_Search function: changed the default to returning long file names (up to 255 characters). You no longer need to add the switch “-LongNames” to do this.
  • Updated the example files and documentation for the new functionality.
  • Fixed a few small issues and made several smaller improvements.

More detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Troi File Plug-in 5.5 can be found at:

All features and functions also work in a runtime solution. The plug-in adds 62 functions to FileMaker Pro, giving you limitless possibilities in managing your system outside of the database. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!
Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 5.5 is available for downloading at Troi’s Web site at:

Troi File Plug-in 5.5 works with FileMaker Pro 9, 10 and 11. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 9, 10 or 11. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
QuickTime 7 or later is needed for some image related functions.

Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.
FileMaker Server Requirements

Troi File Plug-in 5.5 also works with FileMaker Server 9, 10 or 11 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. To use this, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license which costs US$ 399.

We have prepared extensive information on how to install and use Troi Plug-ins server-side and web-side on this web page:
Upgrade Information

Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in on or after June 21st, 2010 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 5.5. Eligible users have been sent a new registration string.

Upgrades from licenses bought before June 21st, 2010, are available from US$ 49 per user.
Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.
About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:

Contact information
D. Budding
Troi Automatisering