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Cannot find the file ... [or one of its components]

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Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or an
icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for it?

Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
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Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004
Nov 12 '05 #1
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L Mehl wrote:
Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or an
icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for it?

Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004

I've experienced it but alas no solution, it's probably just a timeout
on explorer's part.

BTW, your sig sep's FUBAR.
--
Error reading sig - A)bort R)etry I)nfluence with large hammer
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Hello --

MS Knowledge Base article 166389 suggests it is a problem with the Use DDE
setting being enabled.

http://www.it-faq.pl/mskb/166/389.HTM

It seems to work ... time will tell.

Does anyone know if the process described in this article can be automated
in VBA code?

Thanks,

L Mehl

"L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com> wrote in message
news:qx******************@newsread2.news.pas.earth link.net...
Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or an icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for it?

Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004

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Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Trevor --

See MSKB 166389 for a possible solution to the subject problem.

Does "sig sep's FUBAR." refer to my signature being screwed up?

Larry Mehl

"Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
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L Mehl wrote:
Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or an icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for it?
Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004

I've experienced it but alas no solution, it's probably just a timeout
on explorer's part.

BTW, your sig sep's FUBAR.
--
Error reading sig - A)bort R)etry I)nfluence with large hammer

---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004
Nov 12 '05 #4

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I assume you are using Access 2000.

This message can occur because the Windows file association for .Mdb files
specifies DDE on the command line, for some strange reason, and Access has
been set up to ignore DDE requests. In this circumstance, the message should
really read something like "Cannot process DDE request."

Two solutions:

1) Change the windows file association for .Mdb files. Go into Windows
Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, click on .Mdb, click the button
for Advanced, Edit, and remove the DDE parameters completely. (Why Microsoft
sets up a default .Mdb association for Access 2000 using DDE is a complete
mystery to me.)

2) Set up Access to respond to DDE requests. From the debug window, or in
code, run the following:

Application.SetOption "Ignore DDE Requests", False

- Steve
"L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com> wrote in message
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Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or an icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for it?

Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004

Nov 12 '05 #5

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L Mehl wrote:

Does "sig sep's FUBAR." refer to my signature being screwed up?


Yes, should be like mine, dash dash space.

--
Error reading sig - A)bort R)etry I)nfluence with large hammer
Nov 12 '05 #6

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Thanks.

It was added to messages after I started using AVG. Do you know how I can
remove it?

Do you know how I can remove it?
"Chuck Grimsby" <c.*******@worldnet.att.net.invalid> wrote in message
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On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:13:09 GMT, "L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com>
wrote:
Does "sig sep's FUBAR." refer to my signature being screwed up?
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004

Your sig is worthless. Less then worthless actually.

You don't think anyone actually *believes* that "Virus-Free"
statement, do you? Do you when you see it? Wouldn't that be just a
great way to *spread* a virus?

Of course, the interesting part is how the heck anyone would read the
message before they open it....

---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004
Nov 12 '05 #7

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Hello Stephen --

Thank you for the clear explanation and code.

Larry
"Stephen K. Young" <s k y @ stanleyassociates . com> wrote in message
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I assume you are using Access 2000.

This message can occur because the Windows file association for .Mdb files
specifies DDE on the command line, for some strange reason, and Access has
been set up to ignore DDE requests. In this circumstance, the message should really read something like "Cannot process DDE request."

Two solutions:

1) Change the windows file association for .Mdb files. Go into Windows
Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, click on .Mdb, click the button for Advanced, Edit, and remove the DDE parameters completely. (Why Microsoft sets up a default .Mdb association for Access 2000 using DDE is a complete
mystery to me.)

2) Set up Access to respond to DDE requests. From the debug window, or in
code, run the following:

Application.SetOption "Ignore DDE Requests", False

- Steve
"L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com> wrote in message
news:qx******************@newsread2.news.pas.earth link.net...
Hello --

Fairly often, but not always, when I start the app by clicking the mdb or
an
icon set up to start it, I get the message

"Cannot find the file 'c:\path...\dbname.mdb' [or one of its
components]...."

and then the app starts, as if there were no problem.

The mdb is located correctly. I assume that all required libraries are
available, because the app runs OK.

Does anyone have experience with this message and have a solution for

it?
Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/2004


---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004
Nov 12 '05 #8

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Ignore previous request.

I disabled signature in AVG. Let's see if it is gone on this message.

"L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com> wrote in message
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Thanks.

It was added to messages after I started using AVG. Do you know how I can
remove it?

Do you know how I can remove it?
"Chuck Grimsby" <c.*******@worldnet.att.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:eu********************************@4ax.com...
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:13:09 GMT, "L Mehl" <me*********@cyvest.com>
wrote:
Does "sig sep's FUBAR." refer to my signature being screwed up?
---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004

Your sig is worthless. Less then worthless actually.

You don't think anyone actually *believes* that "Virus-Free"
statement, do you? Do you when you see it? Wouldn't that be just a
great way to *spread* a virus?

Of course, the interesting part is how the heck anyone would read the
message before they open it....

---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.672 / Virus Database: 434 - Release Date: 4/28/2004

Nov 12 '05 #9

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