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Access 2003 can not decompile database

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When I go to open a form that is in my Access 2003 database i get this error
There is not enough memory to perform this operation

I did some searches and I found this but it does not work for me - states can not fiind program

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\MSACCESS.EXE /decompile

That is where my Access is located so if I jsut run C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\MSACCESS.EXE without the decompile it opens Access - is there a way to run the decompile another way?

To decompile your database, follow these steps:
From the Windows, Start, Run command line, type (for example):
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\MSACCESS.EXE /decompile
When Access opens, open the database you want to decompile. You may or may not see a message about VBA code. Just ignore it.
Open up any module. Compile it via Debug, Compile.., then File, Save.
Go back to the database and Compact it (Tools, Database Utilities, Compact and Repair Database)
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Try exporting the form and re-importing it into the database as follows.  Make sure you have a backup first.

In the immediate window run:
Application.SaveAsText acform, "formnamehere", "c:\foldername\formname.txt"

Delete the form in the database.
Compact the database.
Use the next command to import the form.

Application.LoadFromText acform, "formnamehere", "c:\foldername\formname.txt"

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After doing this i was able to compile a (was not able to do that either) and found I had code that wrapped and was causing problem. Thank you!!
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