Situation: On some of the workstations on our network, the user is unable to open more than one Access database at a time. When they attempt to open the second, the window for the first becomes active, hangs for a few seconds and then a second blank Access window opens, but never connects to the database, the first is also locked up. In Task Manager, both are shown as 'Not Responding'. On other workstations, the user can open several .mdbs with no trouble. I have checked everything I could think of on the workstations and they appear to be configured the same. I found one post about 'Name AutoCorrect', but this is not set in any of the databases. If I open Access directly from the Start Menu, I can then open the second database. I found that if I turn off DDE under Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>File Type>Advanced that I can open multiple databases OK. I am worried about this work-around since it does not answer why it is working on some workstations with DDE turned on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.