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Fixing the "Couldn't use <filename>; file already in use" does not last

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This happens regardless of the Version of Access. Users accessing a database on a shared folder get the "Couldn't use <filename>; file already in use."

Everyone without exception has access to the folder. The folder is NOT read-only.

The solution I have found is to move ALL files to another folder, DELETE the original folder and RENAME the new folder with the exact name of the old folder. Problem solved. Everyone accesss the DB.

HOWEVER this lasts about two weeks and the problem occurs again. Any ideas?

George0726
Feb 27 '07 #1
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Hi. Is <filename> the name of your .mdb?
Feb 27 '07 #2

MMcCarthy
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George

This doesn't explain your error but can you check in Tools - Options - Advanced that the Default Open Mode is set to Shared and Not Exclusive.

Mary
Feb 28 '07 #3

NeoPa
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This sounds like an OS problem to me rather than an Access one.
Would you like one of us to move it to the Windows forum for you? It may get more response there.
Mar 2 '07 #4

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