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Access lock file with mde

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Bill Cart, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Bill Cart

    Bill Cart
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    I know that when you use an MDB file the lock file appears in the same
    directory. We have split the database and are using mde files with SQL Server
    tables. Because it is Access there must be a lock file somewhere but where is
    it save? Is it in the users directory c:\Documents and Setting\username\.. ?

    In the past we would have users computers crash and lock open the database.
    Recently we had one table locked by something, the users keep getting
    messages that all of the records were in use.
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    The lock file is always in the same folder as the MDB or MDE. There's no way
    to change that. You can, however, prevent the lock file from being created
    if you open the database as read-only and exclusive (and it's possible to do
    this through a shortcut, if that's how your users are opening their
    front-end)

    Since your data is in SQL Server, any messages about locking would relate to
    SQL Server, not the front-end.

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    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Bill Cart" <bcart@removethis.lifecarealliance.org> wrote in message
    news:6BC264E6-3057-489F-B8F3-8E09C4EE8749@microsoft.com...
    > I know that when you use an MDB file the lock file appears in the same
    > directory. We have split the database and are using mde files with SQL

    Server
    > tables. Because it is Access there must be a lock file somewhere but where

    is
    > it save? Is it in the users directory c:\Documents and Setting\username\..

    ?
    >
    > In the past we would have users computers crash and lock open the

    database.
    > Recently we had one table locked by something, the users keep getting
    > messages that all of the records were in use.
     
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