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Hi
I have a problem with access and not sure how to resolve it. I
normally open a database file by double clicking it through explorer.
Today when I tried it, CD check opened as though I needed to check or
repair files. When I had a look at the file extension I noticed it was
"name.avidmsmetabasefile". I could only open it through opening Access
and searching it.
How do I fix this problem? Can I open it an save it as a different
name as an .mdb file? Or is it something more sinister?
Cheers
John

Jun 6 '07 #1
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"NiceToWorkItOut" <Na*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hi
I have a problem with access and not sure how to resolve it. I
normally open a database file by double clicking it through explorer.
Today when I tried it, CD check opened as though I needed to check or
repair files. When I had a look at the file extension I noticed it was
"name.avidmsmetabasefile". I could only open it through opening Access
and searching it.
How do I fix this problem? Can I open it an save it as a different
name as an .mdb file? Or is it something more sinister?
Cheers
John
If it's an MS Access file then it's something more sinister. Is someone
having fun with your filenames perhaps? Have you tried renaming it back to
mdb?

Keith.
www.keithwilby.com

Jun 6 '07 #2

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On Jun 6, 1:07 am, NiceToWorkItOut <NavShi...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi
I have a problem with access and not sure how to resolve it. I
normally open a database file by double clicking it through explorer.
Today when I tried it, CD check opened as though I needed to check or
repair files. When I had a look at the file extension I noticed it was
"name.avidmsmetabasefile". I could only open it through opening Access
and searching it.
How do I fix this problem? Can I open it an save it as a different
name as an .mdb file? Or is it something more sinister?
Cheers
John
That sounds like a virus whacked you. I got hit with one last year
where all my MDBs turned into MSSUCKS files. Not a well engineered
virus, but a virus nonetheless.

Jun 6 '07 #3

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