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Can browse to mdb from within access but not from explorer

Posted on 2012-03-13
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windows 7 64 bit and office 2003

I have a mdb thats in C:\program files(x86)\myapps

The db crashed and when I rebooted I can open the file from ms/access using file open and the mru list but when I go to windows explorer the file is missing from the fileview window? I also tried to paste files from the desktop into the ms/access open file dialog box and got the same result, ms/access copies the file and I can see it in the folder but when I go to explorer its missing. I even right clicked and checked the path and the path is correct. Any ideas? Is it stored in some kind of a virtualized area? I tried setting UAC low but had no luck.
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Question by:glenn_r
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by:Paul-B
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Can you open it and then "Save As..." and save it to another location and see it? Like to My Documents for example?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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have you rebooted the PC since the first reboot?
Have you pressed the F5 function key in explorer to refresh the view?
Did you check for a stray 'locking file' (.laccdb), then delete it?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 130 total points
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C:\program files(x86)\myapps

This is a protected area uac virtualization will put the file in
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Myapp\

This article will explain it for you
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