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    Access .MDE file will not open after NT Domain chg (Access 2000)

    We recently converted from an NT Domain to a Windows 2000 domain and changed the Domain Name for the facility in the process. Now when I open the Access .MDE program it reports that the 'File Cannot be found' and gives the path to the file name I am trying to start. I've searched the MS KB with very little luck.

    Any insight to the problem is appreciated.

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    Re: Access .MDE file will not open after NT Domain chg (Access 2000)

    I suspect you may have also changed the computer names, and your link to the MDE file may be broken for that reason. Have you tried opening the .MDE file using the standard Access Open File dialog box?
    Wendell

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    Re: Access .MDE file will not open after NT Domain chg (Access 2000)

    Actually, the computer name has not changed. The problem manifests on every computer in the domain. I suspected that the problem was just a bad shortcut but the .mde file will not open even if I browse to the network share where the file is stored.

    The old domain controller is still running and if I log into that domain from the same machine, the .mde starts up just fine.

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    Re: Access .MDE file will not open after NT Domain chg (Access 2000)

    If you have any links in the MDE file, you're going to have to create a new MDE from the original MDB and correct the links to point to the new path. MDEs do NOT adjust themselves to changes like that.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Access .MDE file will not open after NT Domain chg (Access 2000)

    What is the error message you get when you browse to the network share and try to open the file? And what is the history of the .mde - is it one you created or one someone else did some time ago?
    Wendell

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