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    Windows 'can't find file', but it's there (2007 (12))

    Access 07 split Db, BE on server; On numerous occasions Access stops responding on attempt to open Db; Task Mgr shows 2 Access apps running, on end error msg: "Windows can't find the file (Db FE)". Log off/on clears the trouble. In one instance, the DB opened and was OK, but also had the error msg. (?Can't find the file, but opened it anyway??) Could be trouble connecting to BE? Also have occasional navigation problem within server - stops responding at 'All Users' folder, which contains the folder containing the Db BE; Also clears on log off/on. Internet and rest of network navigation is unaffected.

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    Re: Windows 'can't find file', but it's there (2007 (12))

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    In older versions of Access there's an option to ignore DDE commands. In Access 2007, it is probably found in Office button > Access Options > Advanced. Make sure that this option is turned off.

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    Re: Windows 'can't find file', but it's there (2007 (12))

    Thanks; 'Ignore DDE Requests' is (false); 'Enable DDE Refresh' is (true) ?: Enlighten me about DDE...

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    Re: Windows 'can't find file', but it's there (2007 (12))

    Those are the correct settings, so this is not the cause of your problem.

    DDE stands for Dynamic Data Exchange, a protocol used to let applications communicate with each other. It is used (for example) when you open an Access, Word or Excel file from Windows Explorer.

    Since you originally mentioned "Also have occasional navigation problem within server", I'd ask the people who maintain/support your network to check for network problems. Access is rather sensitive to network glitches.

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