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orphaned .mdb file

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Doc
I have a problem, I reinstalled my computer (upgraded to XP) and thought I
had a save backup of my database, though now I am not able to open it
anymore. I don't have any understanding of how it works, but found something
of an orphaned database. Anybody has an answer that could help me?

I am using Access 2002

Thanks,
Bart
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Sounds as if perhaps it was secured and you did not save, or aren't using,
the corresponding workgroup file, an .MDW. Sometimes that will have the same
name as the database with an .MDW prefix, but sometimes it will have another
name and the user must "join" it before opening the secured database.

If your database was copied while someone was using it, then it could be
corrupted. Make a copy and try Compact and Repair.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
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I have a problem, I reinstalled my computer (upgraded to XP) and thought I
had a save backup of my database, though now I am not able to open it
anymore. I don't have any understanding of how it works, but found something of an orphaned database. Anybody has an answer that could help me?

I am using Access 2002

Thanks,
Bart

Nov 12 '05 #2

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