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    Auto backup? (Office XP)

    Ok, so here's the situation....Last nite I just closed my database and flipped my laptop monitor down (it doesn't shut down when I do that, just goes into standby..). This morning when I opened my laptop, there's a file called Database_Backup (I didn't create it...my database is just called 'Database')...can anyone let me know what's goin on? Has this happened to anyone else?
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    Re: Auto backup? (Office XP)

    Unless you installed some add-ins from third parties or such, it's probably from a Windows backup application. And it's a good thing. Access databases do go corrupt from time to time - especially if your OS crashes, or you have a LAN hit.
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    Re: Auto backup? (Office XP)

    No 3rd party stuff....but it's weird...1st time for that to happen...we have our database go corrupt at work at least once a week, that's why I'm designing this one...a front-end/back-end setup...as opposed to our current shared setup.
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    Re: Auto backup? (Office XP)

    I have found this happens when Access bombs out with a dialog box asking if you want to send Microsoft the details, it will save a copy as databasename_backup.mdb.

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    Re: Auto backup? (Office XP)

    Actually, That's probably exactly what happened, I just didn't notice...
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