469,356 Members | 1,938 Online
Bytes | Developer Community
New Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Post your question to a community of 469,356 developers. It's quick & easy.

Shortcut Icon not working

I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
Thanks.

Apr 3 '07 #1
6 9104
On 3 Apr 2007 13:47:16 -0700, "Eric" <er************@gmail.comwrote:

Why are you keeping us guessing about the "target" of that shortcut? I
would think that's the FIRST thing we need to know.
-Tom.

>I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
Thanks.
Apr 4 '07 #2
On Apr 3, 10:22 pm, Tom van Stiphout <no.spam.tom7...@cox.netwrote:
On 3 Apr 2007 13:47:16 -0700, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:

Why are you keeping us guessing about the "target" of that shortcut? I
would think that's the FIRST thing we need to know.
-Tom.
I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
Thanks.

Sorry. The target is I:\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb

Apr 4 '07 #3
On 4 Apr 2007 09:26:57 -0700, "Eric" <er************@gmail.comwrote:

All-right. Now when you're on the remote desktop, do you have an
I-drive, and can you use Explorer to navigate to this location?

If yes, the next idea is that Windows has lost the association of
".mdb needs to be opened with MsAccess". I'm not entirely sure how to
recreate this association, other than reinstalling Office. Try Help >
Detect and Repair first.

-Tom.
>On Apr 3, 10:22 pm, Tom van Stiphout <no.spam.tom7...@cox.netwrote:
>On 3 Apr 2007 13:47:16 -0700, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:

Why are you keeping us guessing about the "target" of that shortcut? I
would think that's the FIRST thing we need to know.
-Tom.
>I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
Thanks.


Sorry. The target is I:\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb
Apr 5 '07 #4
"Tom van Stiphout" <no*************@cox.netwrote in message
news:r4********************************@4ax.com...
On 4 Apr 2007 09:26:57 -0700, "Eric" <er************@gmail.comwrote:

All-right. Now when you're on the remote desktop, do you have an
I-drive, and can you use Explorer to navigate to this location?

If yes, the next idea is that Windows has lost the association of
".mdb needs to be opened with MsAccess". I'm not entirely sure how to
recreate this association, other than reinstalling Office. Try Help >
Detect and Repair first.

-Tom.
If the association is ost, I think you can reset it through My Computer. Use
Tools -Folder Options -File Types.
Fred Zuckerman

Apr 5 '07 #5
On 4 Apr, 17:26, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 3, 10:22 pm, Tom van Stiphout <no.spam.tom7...@cox.netwrote:
On 3 Apr 2007 13:47:16 -0700, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:
Why are you keeping us guessing about the "target" of that shortcut? I
would think that's the FIRST thing we need to know.
-Tom.
>I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
>shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
>nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
>still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
>File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
>Thanks.

Sorry. The target is I:\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb
Eric, try changing the shortcut to the unc path, I asume your I drive
is on a server?? so instaead of use something like \\server\folder
\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb

Also in case the double clicking is failing over the remote conncetion
have you right clicked and chosen open?

Apr 5 '07 #6
On Apr 5, 5:58 pm, "J-P-W" <jonpw...@gmail.comwrote:
On 4 Apr, 17:26, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 3, 10:22 pm, Tom van Stiphout <no.spam.tom7...@cox.netwrote:
On 3 Apr 2007 13:47:16 -0700, "Eric" <eric.nguyen...@gmail.comwrote:
Why are you keeping us guessing about the "target" of that shortcut? I
would think that's the FIRST thing we need to know.
-Tom.
I am using remote desktop to access our Access database. I created a
shortcut to the Access file on my desktop, but when i double click it,
nothing happens. Even when I try to double click the actual file I
still cant open it. The only way I can open it is to open Access
File-->Open. Can someone please tell me why the shortcut wont work?
Thanks.
Sorry. The target is I:\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb

Eric, try changing the shortcut to the unc path, I asume your I drive
is on a server?? so instaead of use something like \\server\folder
\TriconUK\TriconUK.mdb

Also in case the double clicking is failing over the remote conncetion
have you right clicked and chosen open?

I tried using the unc path and i get the same result. I noticed that
if someone on the network has the application open, the shortcut will
not work and the only way to open it is to open up Access --File -->
Open.

Apr 6 '07 #7

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.

Similar topics

reply views Thread by Mike Cooper | last post: by
2 posts views Thread by Robert Liles | last post: by
2 posts views Thread by Emby | last post: by
1 post views Thread by =?Utf-8?B?TWFya3VzIFNjaC4=?= | last post: by
reply views Thread by suresh191 | last post: by
1 post views Thread by Marylou17 | last post: by
By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.