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"Could not use '(unknown)'; file already in use."?????

I am getting the following error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Could not use '(unknown)'; file already in use.

Using ASP:
I am assuming that I am somehow opening the .MDB exclusively but I can't find where (or I'm wrong :) ).
Checked the DSN in ODBC manager and it is not set to exclusive.

This is how I'm opening it:
    set conn = createobject("adodb.connection")
    conn.connectionstring="Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;Data Source=Test"
    conn.open


Thanks!
   - Marc
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dds110Commented:
you're using the wrong connection string for Access.

Try this one:

adoconn.connectionstring="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=DatabasePathAndName.mdb;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=;"
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dds110Commented:
Here's an example from one of my pages:

Dim adoconn

Set adoconn = Server.createobject("ADODB.Connection")

adoconn.connectionstring="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\\jcknt01\JCSC\Db\webUsers.mdb;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=;"
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BubbaisBestCommented:
Marc,

It sounds like 1 of 2 things.  First is the database is open somewhere with MS Access.  If you find that then you can just close the file and be okay.  The 2nd thing is that a page didn't close everything properly.  If this is the case, make a copy of the database, delete the current one, and rename the copy back to the original name.  

Good luck,
Bubs
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dds110Commented:
try this site for more information on connection strings

http://www.connectionstrings.com/
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BubbaisBestCommented:
dds110 makes an excellent point as well.  Try his first.  bubs
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MarcGraffAuthor Commented:
Thanks! And sorry for the wait!

   - Marc
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