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error: "The formats that enable you to output data as a Microsoft Excel, rich-text format, MS-Pos Text, or HTML file are missing or incorrectly registered in Windows registry"

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I have a user that has a report he is trying to generate from an Access 97 database.  If he loads Access "manually" he can create the rich text format report (as a disk file).  If he uses an icon he setup to automatically load the database and then tries to run the same report with the same export file format he gets this error: "The formats that enable you to output data as a Microsoft Excel, rich-text format, MS-Pos Text, or HTML file are missing or incorrectly registered in Windows registry"

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by:tomook
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Is this by any chance Access 2.0? If so, check the INI file he is using.
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What is the command line in each shortcut?
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by:mfilip
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Target:
"D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE"  /profile "IDMS"  /wrkgrp "T:\Mat-Aus\Soils\IDMSDIST\IDMS.MDW" "D:\program files\idms\IDMS.mde"

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"D:\program files\idms"
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Take a look at what is under that profile (IDMS). I suspect the export filters have been overridden. If possible, have your customer try removing the clause

/profile "IDMS"

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Tomook,
Your last comment was the answer, resubmit it as such and I will award you the points
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Glad I could help.
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by:MTindill
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Tomook.

I have a related problem....we are not using "/profile" as  a command line option, but are getting exactly the same problem as "mfilip".
Any ideas?
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this question is too old now and an answer is no longer required.
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