Save As 2002-2003 in 2007

Discussion in 'Access Conversion' started by Paul, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I'm trying to save an Access 2007 database into 2003 format, but every time
    I try I get an error that says, "Could not use <filename>, file already in
    use." Granted it is right, the file is open Access 2007 to save it, but
    that is it. Please help, I need to get this file out the door to someone
    who has Access 2003.


    Paul, Jan 15, 2010
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  2. Hi Paul,

    Are you trying to save it as the exact same file name? If so, you
    cannot do that. Save it as a different file name. If that is not the issue,
    an alternative would be to create a new 2002/2003 database and import all of
    the objects from the 2007 database into it. Then make sure to set your
    references if you have any VBA code to match those in the 2007 database.

    Clifford Bass
    Clifford Bass via, Jan 15, 2010
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest


    I was trying to save it in a different name and still got the before
    mentioned problem.

    I was successful with your workaround. Thank you for the idea.

    Paul, Jan 15, 2010
  4. Hi Paul,

    Good to hear you were successful. You are welcome.

    I am now having a memory of a similar issue, only going the other way.
    I would get an error and it would not let me convert from 2003 to 2007. The
    issue turned out to be the Switchboard. Somehow, that would sort-of lock the
    database from being converted. Even though I had not done anything other
    than opened the database. The solution was to open the database while
    holding down the <Shift> key so that no code would run and no forms would
    open. Then it would allow me to convert. You may want to test that if you
    have a form that opens up or code that runs when the database is opened.

    Clifford Bass
    Clifford Bass via, Jan 15, 2010
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