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What is  a DAO file.

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When loading a software program. My computer says it can't copy DAO350.dll. I skip the file then I'm unable to print from the program.
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DAO means Data Access Object.  It is a method of accessing a database - the dll exposes functions that programs can use in order to avoid re-inventing the wheel.

The reason for it failing to copy could be that you don't have write access to the C:/program files/common files/microsoft shared/ folder on your machine, in which case you'll need to ask someone to install the software for you (or log in as Admin).

Another possible cause: If the version of the dll with the installation set you have is corrupted, you'll need to register the dll with your machine - download it from MS website, and there'll be instructions on how to do it.

First thing to do is look in the folder I mentioned above and see if it is there.  Also, printing might be a separate problem - is this a new machine?  Win2000/98/ME? What message is displayed when you try to print, or is there none?  

Finally, this is an OS question, rather than a C++ one.  You seem to have stumbled into the wrong TA - post a link in Windows2000/98/whatever.
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Another option would be simply the DLL being in use by this (or another) process.
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Doh!  Didn't think of that - but I thought we were talking about copying during installation, and gordon_69 closed down all other programs for that of course :-)
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I think you forgot this question. I will ask Community Support to close it unless you finalize it within 7 days. Unless there is objection or further activity,  I will suggest to PAQ at zero points since you never gave any feedback.

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IainHere: points for you at http://experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=cplusprog&qid=20280727
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