I am getting this error. The MS folks say not to open the db too many times which would be fine if I hadn't already started getting the error but I have. I didn't know that one COULD open an Access db too many times until i saw and investigated the 3734. Running compact repair does not correct the error. Anyone have any ideas? Please do not point me to MS as they do not provide a solution to this problem but rather tell you how to prevent it. As I say, I've already got it.