Can't open MS Access Table shortcut from Dos

I have an access database with a table called ABC.  I drag this table to a folder called myFolder and create a shortcut.  I try launching the shortcut from the Windows  Start --> Run command  using  C:\myFolder\ABC.lnk  and receive a message that the file cannot be found.  

I can launch other shortcuts (Access Databases)  without a problem but cannot launch tables.

The reason I want to launch a table from a shortcut is that I want to do it from a vb.net program.

The OS is XP.


Any help would be appreciated.
esemmocAsked:
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mbizupCommented:
You cant open a table in this manner at all.

What you can do in VB.Net is set up a connection to your Access Database, and reference the table as needed through that connection.
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esemmocAuthor Commented:
Thank you.   Do you know why or what shortcuts can be opened and which type can't?
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mbizupCommented:
Hi -

You can open a database (.mdb, .accdb, etc) file through a shortcut - but you can't open the component forms, tables, queries, etc like this, since they are not files.

This should give you an idea of how to connect to and use an Access database through VB.net:
http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-249095
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esemmocAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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peter57rCommented:
You can set up direct links to any  specific object by dragging the object name onto your desktop from the database window or navigation panel.
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