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    mdw file (XP)

    Having downloaded a couple of access databases from my mail items (both zipped) I tried to open them and got an error message about a system.mdw file not being present. I say it is, as my graphic suggests.

    I have XP but the students db's maybe 2K3 ....I cannot seem to find a possible remedy, any ideas?
    Jerry

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    Re: mdw file (XP)

    You might try a compact and repair, or opening the databases through a shortcut with a start in pointing to your System.mdw.

    Carla

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    Re: mdw file (XP)

    Alternatively, start Access and select Tools | Security | Workgroup Administrator and create a new System.mdw. You will automatically join this workgroup.

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    Re: mdw file (XP)

    Thanks Hans

    I went for your solutions it appeared faster, worked great thanks.

    I then found the database had problems so I did carla's idea and it works perfectly, thanks guys
    Jerry

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