I copied an Access 2000 database to a new directory on the Novell network
(same drive letter). I provided the users a shortcut to run the database
(the command is the path of the DB, and the startup directory is the new
path). I also deleted the old directory. I gave the new directory all the
same network permissions as the old one (the users have full permissions).
Now, for some users (but not all), whenever they start up the DB using the
shortcut, they get the message "Microsoft Access can't change the working
directory to '<the old path>.' Verify the drive is valid and the path is
260 characters or less in length."
This message doesn't appear when the same user just runs Access, then opens
the database using File - Open, but of course I need them to be able to use
the shortcuts. I've tried several things, including changing the default
directory in Tools - Options - General, and running a database
repair/compress (more than once). How do I get rid of this "old memory" the
database doesn't seem to want to give up?
Thanks for any info -- Warren
P.S. Yes, I've thought of changing all the shortcuts to have a command like
"C:Program files....Msaccess <the new path>", but just using the path name
seems somehow cleaner. And I'd rather not change ALL those shortcuts, and
besides--it just bugs me that I don't know why this is happening!