Solved

Why can't I double click on an .mdb file in Access 2010

Posted on 2011-02-23
7
626 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hey friends,

Does anyone know why I'm getting this message below when I try to load an mdb file from Windows explorer. I double click on the icon for the mdb file and this comes up.

I can load it when I open A2010 and then select it but not when I double click the icon.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:eantar
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:eantar
ID: 34964300
Sorry forgot to include the message:


Capture.JPG
0
 
LVL 21
ID: 34964380
Check the file association for the file type  .mdb to see if  is set to Access 2010.
0
 
LVL 21
ID: 34964402
Also:

What version fo Access 2010 (32-bit or 64bit)?

Do you have any other version of Access installed?

What version of Windows?
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:eantar
ID: 34964508
Hey Thanks for the response:

Windows 7 (64 bit)

A2010 32 bit version.

I have Access 2000 installed but don't use it.

Thanks,
Eddie
 
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 34965417
Eddie,

I have not tried Access 2000 with Access 2007 and/or Access 2010 side-by-side (same machine).

From the error message it might be an issue with Access 2000 and the file association (registry keys) points the mdb to Access 2000..

Have you check in the control panel to see if the correct program is associated with an mdb?



AccessFileAssoc2010.png
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Helen_Feddema
ID: 34988186
Have you tried upgrading the databse to the .accdb format?  Maybe that would help avoid confusion.  And I would recommend uninstalling Access 2000 (if you need it, install it in a VM).
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:eantar
ID: 35010621
Thanks. There were a couple of issues. One was the fact that Access 2000 was still installed. I un-installed it but still had the problem. Once I assigned .mdb specifically to Microsoft Access it seemed to work fine.

Thanks again,
E
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to use shortcut menus in the Access run-time environment.
Describes a method of obtaining an object variable to an already running instance of Microsoft Access so that it can be controlled via automation.
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
Learn how to create and modify your own paragraph styles in Microsoft Word. This can be helpful when wanting to make consistently referenced styles throughout a document or template.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question