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

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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?
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by:eantar
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Sorry forgot to include the message:


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Check the file association for the file type  .mdb to see if  is set to Access 2010.
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Also:

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

Do you have any other version of Access installed?

What version of Windows?
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by:eantar
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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
 
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 2000 total points
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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?



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by:Helen Feddema
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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).
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by:eantar
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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,
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