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Access 97 db won't open, says I have it open exclusively

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by mabs, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. mabs

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    I cannot open a shared database and neither can anyone else that is on my
    network. When we try to open it it gives us the error that someone else
    already has it open exclusively and lists the person as having it open as the
    one that is trying to open it.
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    With everyone logged out, open the Windows Explorer (My Computer) to the
    folder where this database resides. See if there is a small LDB file in the
    same folder. If so, delete the LDB.

    Access creates the ldb to hold the locking info when a database is opened in
    shared mode. When Access closes, it deletes this file, but if the computer
    crashed or disconnected from the folder without closing, the spurious ldb
    can be left behind.

    Post a reply if that does not solve the issue for you.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "mabs" <mabs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BEB71251-CB57-4BFF-8925-3732E2BE3537@microsoft.com...
    >I cannot open a shared database and neither can anyone else that is on my
    > network. When we try to open it it gives us the error that someone else
    > already has it open exclusively and lists the person as having it open as
    > the
    > one that is trying to open it.
     
  4. mabs

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    Did not work. It says that there is a sharing violation and won't delete it.

    "Allen Browne" wrote:

    > With everyone logged out, open the Windows Explorer (My Computer) to the
    > folder where this database resides. See if there is a small LDB file in the
    > same folder. If so, delete the LDB.
    >
    > Access creates the ldb to hold the locking info when a database is opened in
    > shared mode. When Access closes, it deletes this file, but if the computer
    > crashed or disconnected from the folder without closing, the spurious ldb
    > can be left behind.
    >
    > Post a reply if that does not solve the issue for you.
    >
    > --
    > Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    > Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    > Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
    >
    > "mabs" <mabs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BEB71251-CB57-4BFF-8925-3732E2BE3537@microsoft.com...
    > >I cannot open a shared database and neither can anyone else that is on my
    > > network. When we try to open it it gives us the error that someone else
    > > already has it open exclusively and lists the person as having it open as
    > > the
    > > one that is trying to open it.

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Allen Browne

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    Okay, you have found the cause of the problem.

    Make sure no-one is logged in.
    Reboot the computer
    Before anyone tried to open the database, get rid of that ldb file.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "mabs" <mabs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3F939FA5-4108-4D72-81AC-9DE4C0AC0536@microsoft.com...
    > Did not work. It says that there is a sharing violation and won't delete
    > it.
    >
    > "Allen Browne" wrote:
    >
    >> With everyone logged out, open the Windows Explorer (My Computer) to the
    >> folder where this database resides. See if there is a small LDB file in
    >> the
    >> same folder. If so, delete the LDB.
    >>
    >> Access creates the ldb to hold the locking info when a database is opened
    >> in
    >> shared mode. When Access closes, it deletes this file, but if the
    >> computer
    >> crashed or disconnected from the folder without closing, the spurious ldb
    >> can be left behind.
    >>
    >> Post a reply if that does not solve the issue for you.
    >>
    >> "mabs" <mabs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:BEB71251-CB57-4BFF-8925-3732E2BE3537@microsoft.com...
    >> >I cannot open a shared database and neither can anyone else that is on
    >> >my
    >> > network. When we try to open it it gives us the error that someone
    >> > else
    >> > already has it open exclusively and lists the person as having it open
    >> > as
    >> > the
    >> > one that is trying to open it.
     
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