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I am getting an error when opening a database form. it is giving me the missing OWC10.dll but its only when I try to open the databse in access 2007. in Access 2003 its fine. can anyone help.
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In the A2007 case, do you see this in References (see image) ?

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 350 total points
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Are these two different machines - that is, you're opening Access 2003 on MachineA, but Access 2007 on MachineB?

First thing to do is insure you actually need that reference (in most cases it's not needed). Make a copy of the database, then do this:

1) Open the VBA Editor.
2) Click Debug - Compile. Fix any errors you find, and continue doing this until the menuitem is disabled.
3) Now click Tools - References. Remove the reference to OWC10.dll
4) Now compile again.

If you get no errors in Step #4, you don't need the reference. If you DO get errors, then you almost certainly need that reference. If so, then you'll have to install the OWC10 files on the 2007 machine. This should do it, although I'm not 100% sure:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=7287252C-402E-4F72-97A5-E0FD290D4B76&displaylang=en

It's referenced for 2003, but is a standard exe file, and should install the items needed on the 2007 machine.

Note that if your target platform is Windows 64-bit, all bets are off :)
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That's a pile of references Joe :)
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@DatabaseMX I have been looking for how to open that window and cant find it.
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Open the VBA editor ... Tools>>References

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"That's a pile of references Joe :)"
Dude ... it's my EE test mdb ....

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You know ... you constantly download peeps db's ... they have refs set ... so you set to trouble shoot issue.

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thanks guys. I appreciate the help.
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Just curious ... what was the issue?

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it was the office XP components were in use but not needed. I unchecked it and all works now.
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"Dude ... it's my EE test mdb ...."

Ahhh ... that would explain it!

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You know ... you download  peeps db's ... you need to set a Ref to troubleshoot ... eventually, you have about every Ref know to Office !

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