error opening database

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Scott_Brasted via AccessMonster.com

Greetings,

I recently had to change computers so I backed up my data, changed machines,
reloaded Access 2K, applied the million or so updates, reloaded the files and
tried to open a database. I keep getting the error:

"The Microsoft Jet Database cannot open the file " ... ". It is already
opened exclusively by another user, or need permissions to view its data."

This happens with some databases and with others. One in particular causes a
very large problem for me. Does anyone have a remedy for this? I really need
this data.

Best,
Scott
 
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Jeff Boyce

Scott

Use Window Explorer and look in the folder where the Access .mdb file lives.
Is there also an .ldb file with the same name?

If so, (and only after backing up your .mdb!!!!!), try deleting that .ldb
file. Access creates a "locking database" (ldb) to keep track of who has
the db open. Maybe it got confused...

Good luck!

Regards

Jeff Boyce
Microsoft Access MVP

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Scott_Brasted via AccessMonster.com

That was it, thanks a million. I love learning new things.

Best,
Scott

Jeff said:
Scott

Use Window Explorer and look in the folder where the Access .mdb file lives.
Is there also an .ldb file with the same name?

If so, (and only after backing up your .mdb!!!!!), try deleting that .ldb
file. Access creates a "locking database" (ldb) to keep track of who has
the db open. Maybe it got confused...

Good luck!

Regards

Jeff Boyce
Microsoft Access MVP
Greetings,
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Best,
Scott
 
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Jeff Boyce

You are welcome.

Jeff

Scott_Brasted via AccessMonster.com said:
That was it, thanks a million. I love learning new things.

Best,
Scott

Jeff said:
Scott

Use Window Explorer and look in the folder where the Access .mdb file
lives.
Is there also an .ldb file with the same name?

If so, (and only after backing up your .mdb!!!!!), try deleting that .ldb
file. Access creates a "locking database" (ldb) to keep track of who has
the db open. Maybe it got confused...

Good luck!

Regards

Jeff Boyce
Microsoft Access MVP
Greetings,
[quoted text clipped - 15 lines]
Best,
Scott
 

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