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I have a database that references a particular type library from my C drive (PhotoShare from Yahoo Messenger). The database is actually housed on a network drive so the library reference is missing when other users try to use the database. I thought I could just copy the library to the network drive and change the path on the reference but I can't seem to get it to work.

How do I solve the issue?
Feb 20 '08 #1
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jeffstl
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What kind of errors are you getting from the app when it is attempted from the network drive?

Are you 100% sure the path is correct in your reference? Make sure you are not using a letter drive, because any user can map thier drives how they like.

For example your S:\ drive could be someone else's X:\

Use absolute paths, \\DriveName\DriveFolder\, etc

Other then that I guess I would need to know more about what kind of errors you are seeing when it doesnt work on the network side.
Feb 20 '08 #2

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The other users are getting missing link errors for the libary when they open it because the libraries are referencing the C drive. Just becuase I have something on my C drive doesn't necessarily mean they have it on their machine. That is why I tried to move the library to the X drive which is mapped the same on everyone's machine since it handled by the network logon script. The problem is that I can't get the reference in the reference list to point to the X drive instance and not the C drive instance.

What kind of errors are you getting from the app when it is attempted from the network drive?

Are you 100% sure the path is correct in your reference? Make sure you are not using a letter drive, because any user can map thier drives how they like.

For example your S:\ drive could be someone else's X:\

Use absolute paths, \\DriveName\DriveFolder\, etc

Other then that I guess I would need to know more about what kind of errors you are seeing when it doesnt work on the network side.
Feb 21 '08 #3

NeoPa
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P: 31,768
I can't easily test this Sherry, but try the following :
  1. Open the db on your PC.
  2. Uncheck the reference for that particular library.
  3. Move the file on the C: drive to X:\... (ensure it's no longer accessible from C:\...).
  4. Close the db.
  5. Re-open db and go to References.
  6. Use the "Browse" button to search for the library on X:\...
  7. Ensure it's selected.
  8. Compile your project.
Feb 21 '08 #4

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