I believe that I have found the issue that is causing this. I found it in the Microsoft Knowledgebase, Article ID 810415 - Database bloat is not stopped by compacting database with Access 2002 format. According to the article, the symptom: "If you have a database this is in Access 2002 format, database bloat occurs when you repeatedly add or remove large numbers of objects that contain code. You cannot stop the database bloat when you compact the database." The cause: "Records are added to the MSysAccessStorage system when objects that contain code are created and the project is then compiled. Some of these records remain when the objects are deleted. These records are not removed when the database is later compacted." I have followed one of their methods for the workaround, which is "If possible, develop the database by using Access 2000 format. Then, when the database is ready to deply, create a new Access 2002 format database and import all the objects from the Access 2000 format development database to the new Access 2002 database." but when I attempt to create an MDE database file, I receive an error that states that Access was unable to create the MDE file. Any suggestions? "Steve Voorhees" wrote: > I have an Access Database that I am running over a Novell Network. It has > been working fine, without any errors or problems. > This past Saturday, our IT department replaced one of the Novell servers > (GB). When a couple of the users for the database attempted to use > simultaneously today, the second user encountered an error message, which I > have been unable to find any answers to. > The message is "The table 'MSysAccessStorage' is already opened exclusively > by another user, or it is already open through the user interface and cannot > be manipulated programmatically." > Does anyone know what this means, and how to correct it? I tested it myself > this evening by opening the database on one computer, then loading it on > mine, and I did not see the error. > Any help, thoughts, or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.