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Network Files Inaccessible

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Has anyone run into the following problem: From Access, trying to link
or import a file that is part of a folder structure on a network drive
where at least one of the folders has a blank space in the name,
results in an error that the file is not recognized. The same folder
name on my "C" drive works fine.
Sheldon Potolsky

Feb 24 '06 #1
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SH********@aol.com wrote:
Has anyone run into the following problem: From Access, trying to link
or import a file that is part of a folder structure on a network drive
where at least one of the folders has a blank space in the name,
results in an error that the file is not recognized. The same folder
name on my "C" drive works fine.
Sheldon Potolsky


File/folder names w/ spaces have to be delimited by qoutes. E.g.:

"C:\My Documents\My Database.mdb"

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Oakland, CA (USA)
Feb 24 '06 #2

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I do have the folder/file path in quotes. The problem only occurs for
2 of us. There are about 8 people who have no problem accessing these
folders.
Sheldon Potolsky

Mar 2 '06 #3

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Just to make sure: Do the two people that are having the problem have
the same drive mappings or are you using the network type of addressing
to get to those files?

Ron

Mar 2 '06 #4

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Ron,
I'm not what "network type of addressing" is but the two people (I'm
one of them) and the others all have the drive in questions mapped as
"I". I remapped it to another drive letter but still get the same
problem. I should also mention that the two of us both started getting
the problem at the same time (about a month ago) and cannot figure what
may have changed on both of our PCs. Some suggestions were to have
Access reinstalled or try a System Restore.
Thanks, Sheldon Potolsky

Mar 3 '06 #5

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Just keep in mind that, although they sometimes work, "reinstall" and
"system restore" are more often "desperation suggestions" by someone who's
run out of anything else to suggest.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

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Ron,
I'm not what "network type of addressing" is but the two people (I'm
one of them) and the others all have the drive in questions mapped as
"I". I remapped it to another drive letter but still get the same
problem. I should also mention that the two of us both started getting
the problem at the same time (about a month ago) and cannot figure what
may have changed on both of our PCs. Some suggestions were to have
Access reinstalled or try a System Restore.
Thanks, Sheldon Potolsky

Mar 6 '06 #6

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We've been researching this problem for a good 3-4 weeks and are now
"Desperate Programmers". Seriously, we've tried everything we could
think of, talked to our Techs, etc. So we're going to reinstall
Access 2000 on one of the machines now. I'll report the results here.
Sheldon Potolsky

Mar 6 '06 #7

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Sorry for the delay in response.

By network type addressing I mean the following:

"\\abcd.ags.company.com\home\TEAM FOLDERS\Ginny's
Team\myapplication.mdb"

as opposed to:

"V:\TEAM FOLDERS\Ginny's Team\myapplication.mdb"

The V is everything up to the TEAM FOLDERS in the above. It is also
refered to as UNC addressing. If that type of addressing is used then
the letter mapping does not have to be the same since it is not even
really being used.

I was thinking of possibly non-printable characters, but since it works
on some but not others, that would tend to throw that out the window.

I will be interested in the results....

Ron

Mar 7 '06 #8

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