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Help. Access won't let me add a macro

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

  1. c mateland

    c mateland
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    I'm connected remotely via Citrix to a client's network folder where
    they have Access database files. I need to simply add a macro to one
    database. I can open it, but I can't add a macro. It says I don't have
    exclusive access... yadda yadda. Basically it thinks someone is in the
    file, which they are not.

    Looking at the files in Windows Explorer, I see an ldb file is stuck
    open (record locking information). I'm sure that's what's preventing me
    from exclusive access, right? Typically these delete on their own after
    exiting from the database, right? I try to manually delete it, but get
    the message, "Cannot delete... There has been a sharing violation...
    The source or destination might be in use."

    It's NOT in use.

    How do I delete this file or otherwise work it so I can add my macro?

    Thanks.
    Chuck
     
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  3. KARL DEWEY

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    Get your LAN guy to delete.

    "c mateland" wrote:

    > I'm connected remotely via Citrix to a client's network folder where
    > they have Access database files. I need to simply add a macro to one
    > database. I can open it, but I can't add a macro. It says I don't have
    > exclusive access... yadda yadda. Basically it thinks someone is in the
    > file, which they are not.
    >
    > Looking at the files in Windows Explorer, I see an ldb file is stuck
    > open (record locking information). I'm sure that's what's preventing me
    > from exclusive access, right? Typically these delete on their own after
    > exiting from the database, right? I try to manually delete it, but get
    > the message, "Cannot delete... There has been a sharing violation...
    > The source or destination might be in use."
    >
    > It's NOT in use.
    >
    > How do I delete this file or otherwise work it so I can add my macro?
    >
    > Thanks.
    > Chuck
    >
    >
     
  4. Larry Linson

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    Very likely, there is _some_ user who does not have 'delete file' authority
    on the shared folder -- check that out for a long-term fix.

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP

    "KARL DEWEY" <KARLDEWEY@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4054ED40-244D-4547-94BA-22BE6EFBC924@microsoft.com...
    > Get your LAN guy to delete.
    >
    > "c mateland" wrote:
    >
    >> I'm connected remotely via Citrix to a client's network folder where
    >> they have Access database files. I need to simply add a macro to one
    >> database. I can open it, but I can't add a macro. It says I don't have
    >> exclusive access... yadda yadda. Basically it thinks someone is in the
    >> file, which they are not.
    >>
    >> Looking at the files in Windows Explorer, I see an ldb file is stuck
    >> open (record locking information). I'm sure that's what's preventing me
    >> from exclusive access, right? Typically these delete on their own after
    >> exiting from the database, right? I try to manually delete it, but get
    >> the message, "Cannot delete... There has been a sharing violation...
    >> The source or destination might be in use."
    >>
    >> It's NOT in use.
    >>
    >> How do I delete this file or otherwise work it so I can add my macro?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >> Chuck
    >>
    >>
     
  5. c mateland

    c mateland
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    Thanks, Karl and thanks, Larry. I was able to get a network admin
    involved who somehow tracked down an employee's machine that was left
    running over the weekend with the file open.

    My bad. Someone was in it after all. He had him log off and he was then
    able to delete the file.

    Thanks again.
    Chuck
     

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