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"File in use"

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Lorien2733, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Lorien2733

    Lorien2733
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    Hi,

    I have several reference files in a database on my server. Several users
    have simple front ends on their PCs linked to the database. The tables are
    read-only, for reference purposes, nobody is doing any updating. It doesn't
    get any simpler or more straight-forward. The problem is that sometimes one
    of my users gets a "file in use" message when she tries to open the file.
    Even stranger, if she opens the file first, the others can get in without
    problem but if someone else opens before her, she is locked out. Everyone has
    the same front end. There's no security of any kind.
    Anyone ever hear of something like this? Any ideas?

    TIA,
    Lynne
     
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  3. Al Camp

    Al Camp
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    Lynne,
    You didn't mention what version of Access you're using, but... on that
    rouge PC...

    Check out Tools/Options/Advanced. (options differ slightly from version
    to version)

    Try Default Open Mode = Shared, Record Locking = None.
    If 2003 then also uncheck Open Database with Record Level locking.

    Does that make a difference?
    --
    hth
    Al Camp
    Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions


    "Lorien2733" <Lorien2733@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2855C312-8C21-411E-91FB-1BBD2012148C@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have several reference files in a database on my server. Several users
    > have simple front ends on their PCs linked to the database. The tables are
    > read-only, for reference purposes, nobody is doing any updating. It
    > doesn't
    > get any simpler or more straight-forward. The problem is that sometimes
    > one
    > of my users gets a "file in use" message when she tries to open the file.
    > Even stranger, if she opens the file first, the others can get in without
    > problem but if someone else opens before her, she is locked out. Everyone
    > has
    > the same front end. There's no security of any kind.
    > Anyone ever hear of something like this? Any ideas?
    >
    > TIA,
    > Lynne
    >
     

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