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I'm trying to copy an mdb file from one computer to another - both xp home.
Most copy without a problem. When I try to copy either of two files I get
the message Cannot Copy filename: Access is Denied. The filea are not open
on the source computer. Both are Access 2000 files. Other Access 2000 files
copy with no error. Why should copy like thirty or forty mdb files but not
these two which seem no different from the rest?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Mike, look for and delete any ldb files in the same folder. These are small
files containing locking information. Access normally deletes them on exit,
but if you crash they can be left over.

Are you then able to copy the file to another folder on your PC? If so, you
will probably find that you can copy these copies to another location. You
might consider deleting the original, and copying them back to their
original location.

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Mike Williams" <ec******@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
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I'm trying to copy an mdb file from one computer to another - both xp home. Most copy without a problem. When I try to copy either of two files I get
the message Cannot Copy filename: Access is Denied. The filea are not open
on the source computer. Both are Access 2000 files. Other Access 2000 files copy with no error. Why should copy like thirty or forty mdb files but not
these two which seem no different from the rest?

Nov 12 '05 #2

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There were no ldb files. It seems to be ACL related. I downloaded an NT
Security Configuration Editor to see what was going on there and the two
stubborn files didn't have Everyone on the list - the others did. I added
Everyone and can copy it or open it from the second machine. All is fine
except Compact and Repair resets the ACL so Everyone is gone. OK, I'll only
do that on the source computer. It's a mystery to me. Thanks for your
suggestion though.
"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote in message
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Mike, look for and delete any ldb files in the same folder. These are small files containing locking information. Access normally deletes them on exit, but if you crash they can be left over.

Are you then able to copy the file to another folder on your PC? If so, you will probably find that you can copy these copies to another location. You
might consider deleting the original, and copying them back to their
original location.

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Mike Williams" <ec******@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:TO********************@centurytel.net...
I'm trying to copy an mdb file from one computer to another - both xp

home.
Most copy without a problem. When I try to copy either of two files I get the message Cannot Copy filename: Access is Denied. The filea are not open on the source computer. Both are Access 2000 files. Other Access 2000

files
copy with no error. Why should copy like thirty or forty mdb files but not these two which seem no different from the rest?


Nov 12 '05 #3

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