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A97 - where is the system.mdw file located

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MLH
Where is system.mdw normally stored
in typical A97 installation?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Where is system.mdw normally stored
in typical A97 installation?


(From memory) Try C:\WinNT\System32.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in
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Where is system.mdw normally stored
in typical A97 installation?


This is not a valid question.

It can be stored anywhere.

And each individual MDB may have its own custom system.mdw.

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David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #3

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MLH
I found that out the hard way. I took a
compiled app to a client's site today with
the mdw that was in \windows\system32
and when I got there, it allowed only my
userid to log in. I had tried all the login
id's before I left and they worked, but
none except for mine were valid when
I rolled it out. I have some investigating
to do it seems.

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It can be stored anywhere.

And each individual MDB may have its own custom system.mdw.


Nov 13 '05 #4

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MLH
OK, I found it. I opened Workgroup Administrator and
easily recognized the filename and location. I was in
a hurry this morning and did not recall that I had
created a uniquely named system database long
ago. I know where it is now. Thank-you.
Nov 13 '05 #5

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"David W. Fenton" <dX********@bway.net.invalid> wrote in message
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MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in
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Where is system.mdw normally stored
in typical A97 installation?


This is not a valid question.

It can be stored anywhere.

And each individual MDB may have its own custom system.mdw.

--
David W. Fenton


It is a valid question. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a
question mark. If you started with a pc with no operating system, then
installed say Win 98 followed by Office 97 accepting all the defaults
offered there is little doubt where system.mdw would end up. And although
one could create many system.mdw files on the pc it might be better to give
them different names to reflect their purpose. Otherwise you'd end up like
my aquaintance Jeff who, since 1998, has named every single one of his
databases Jeff.mdb, but just keeps them in different folders.
Anyway, the OP would have probably been quicker searching his pc for
system.mdw.

Nov 13 '05 #6

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"Peter Carter" <p@carter.com> wrote in
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"David W. Fenton" <dX********@bway.net.invalid> wrote in message
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MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in
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Where is system.mdw normally stored
in typical A97 installation?


This is not a valid question.

It can be stored anywhere.

And each individual MDB may have its own custom system.mdw.


It is a valid question. It begins with a capital letter and ends
with a question mark. If you started with a pc with no operating
system, then installed say Win 98 followed by Office 97 accepting
all the defaults offered there is little doubt where system.mdw
would end up. And although one could create many system.mdw files
on the pc it might be better to give them different names to
reflect their purpose. Otherwise you'd end up like my aquaintance
Jeff who, since 1998, has named every single one of his databases
Jeff.mdb, but just keeps them in different folders. Anyway, the OP
would have probably been quicker searching his pc for system.mdw.


No, it's *not* a valid question, as its scope is too narrow. An
answer only to the question asked will solve the problem only if
there is no custom workgroup. And I doubt someone would be asking
the question in the first place if there weren't a custom workgroup
involved.

The question was badly worded as, however much there *is* a default
location for A97 (which is actually different for different versions
of Windows, BTW), that doesn't even begin to cover the scope of the
problem space.

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David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #7

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MLH
I agree with you both, in this sense. In a broad sense,
it was a valid question in that it came from confused
person who knew not how to narrow the scope to
make it more valid when asked. But I see clearly now
so asking the Q - however poorly - helped me reach
a resolution. I know now not to look in one and only
one location for the system database and that it may
well be under a different name. But to David's credit,
it could-a-been better worded.
Nov 13 '05 #8

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