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2nd repost: Auto FE-Utility Access 2.0

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Since I have seen Tony T. around the last week I thought I'll try once more ;-)

Hi all,

I still have clients with apps running on Access 2.0
It would be nice if I could use the Auto FE Utility for at least one of them

Anybody tried the Auto FE Utility from Tony Toews with Access 2.0 ?
What's wrong:
Access 2.0 starts allright, but with messagebox Can't find "xxx.mdb"

I know the file exists and the Auto FE ini-file is correct.
It seems to me the problem is in the quotes along the filename.

Beside of this problem the utility works as it should.
New and changed files are copied from the server, FE is refreshed and so on
Only problem is this Can't find "xxx.mdb"

Anyone knows a solution?
Tony? Maybe when you also change the code for another reason?

TIA
Arno R


Nov 12 '05 #1
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"Arno R" <ar****************@tiscali.nl> wrote:
Since I have seen Tony T. around the last week I thought I'll try once more ;-)
<smile> I make it here sporadically.
Anybody tried the Auto FE Utility from Tony Toews with Access 2.0 ?
AFAIK you're the first.
New and changed files are copied from the server, FE is refreshed and so on
That's good.
Only problem is this Can't find "xxx.mdb"


Hmmm, could you either post your INI file here or email it to me? Is the xxx in
xxx.mdb eight characters or less? Is A2.0 the only version of Access installed on
the system?

I'm wondering if it's because it's a 16 bit program and/or .mdb isn't assocated with
A2.0? What happens if you click on an MDB file using Windows Explorer?

Tony
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Nov 12 '05 #2

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Hi Tony,

I am almost certain that the problem in this case are the quotes around the filename.

When I run a shortcut like:
C:\ACCESS\MSACCESS.EXE C:\ArraDis\Arra_Dis.mdb /ini c:\access\MARegsys.ini /user Arracom
There is no problem
FYI: C:\Access\MSACCESS.EXE is the A 2.0 executable

A shortcut like:
C:\ACCESS\MSACCESS.EXE "C:\ArraDis\Arra_Dis.mdb" /ini c:\access\MARegsys.ini /user Arracom
produces the *same* error as I experience using the FE-Utility.

Access 2.0 starts allright but errors on:
Text In Msgbox: Unable to find file "C:\ArraDis\Arra_Dis.mdb". Check path and .......

The ini-file-contents are posted below.
I use Access 2.0 (for maintenance of several apps still), A97 and A2k on the same system.
(WinXP-Pro)
When I just click in Explorer on a mdb-file Windows starts A97
Because I use several versions of Access I always use path-to-executable shortcuts.

Ini-contents here:
[Settings]
MainApp=C:\ArraDis\Arra_Dis.mdb
Server=F:\ArraDis\Data
ShortCut=F:\ArraDis\Data\ArraDis.lnk
CommandLine=/ini c:\access\MARegsys.ini
Shell=C:\Access\MSACCESS.EXE
Lockout=No
LockoutMsg=Sorry, het systeem is nu niet toegankelijk.
CreateShortCutOnDesktop=Yes
Arno R
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"Arno R" <ar****************@tiscali.nl> wrote:
Since I have seen Tony T. around the last week I thought I'll try once more ;-)


<smile> I make it here sporadically.
Anybody tried the Auto FE Utility from Tony Toews with Access 2.0 ?


AFAIK you're the first.
New and changed files are copied from the server, FE is refreshed and so on


That's good.
Only problem is this Can't find "xxx.mdb"


Hmmm, could you either post your INI file here or email it to me? Is the xxx in
xxx.mdb eight characters or less? Is A2.0 the only version of Access installed on
the system?

I'm wondering if it's because it's a 16 bit program and/or .mdb isn't assocated with
A2.0? What happens if you click on an MDB file using Windows Explorer?

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm


Nov 12 '05 #3

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"Arno R" <ar****************@tiscali.nl> wrote:
I am almost certain that the problem in this case are the quotes around the filename.


Ah, I see what you are saying. Interesting the subtle differences. I won't be able
to take a look for another day or two though.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #4

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Tony
Ah, I see what you are saying. Interesting the subtle differences. I won't be able
to take a look for another day or two though.


Of course that's no problem at all for me. Take your time ;-)

TIA
Arno R.

Nov 12 '05 #5

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