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Software using a MS access DB problem

Posted on 2012-04-12
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Hi all,

I have a little problem.

I have some software that makes RFID cards for door locks and it uses an MS access DB to store its info about the doors etc.

when I use the software in Windows XP I can back up the DB with all its info and then if there's a problem and for some reason I have to reinstall windows I can just place the DB back and all is fine.

Now the problem is we have just upgraded to windows 7 and when I replace the DB is does not change anything even if I delete the DB off the computer it still works fine but with a blank DB if I do this on an XP computer it will give an error saying the DB is not there which is what I would expect.

Any one got any ideas?

Many Thanks

Jonathan Hemmings
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 250 total points
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Sounds to me like the DB is not where you think it is.  Use the search function in Windows to locate all the copies that are on the machine.  Once of them will be the "live" one.

Jim.
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It souuds like the DB is being placed in different locations on your two systems.   Are you sure you are dealing with the correct path on your Win 7 machine?
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I feel a little thick now
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<<I feel a little thick now>>

 LOL, all I can say is "been there, done that!", so join the club<g>.

Jim.
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Same here. :)
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