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Error opening .mde file

The access database has .mde extension. It used to work fine but suddenly it stopped working. When I open it, it stays open for around 30 secs and then closes automatically. I held the Shift key and opened the .mde file but I am not getting an option to open the modules or forms in design view.
What could be wrong? How can I debug? Please advise.
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Sorry about my earlier mispost - the main point re design view has now been made by Scott.

If a working app stops working you have to be looking for anything that has changed- updates to WIndows or Office or any config changes.

But it's probably worth just re-creating a new mde and seeing if the problems go away.
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Thank you for the responses. I don't think there is any proper error handling.
I am trying to find the corresponding .mdb file. Does the .mdb file have to be on the same server/network as the .mde or it can be on any remote machine?
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And quite often the developer will provide you with ONLY the .mde file. If that's the case, then you're out of luck (except for this service: http://www.everythingaccess.com/mdeconversion.htm, which ain't cheap).
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One more question. Can the .mdb file have a different filename than the .mde? Is it possible for the developer to create an mde file and rename it? Will that work?
Anything is possible , but it's a bit unlikely that the mdb name is not recognisable from the mde.
I have come across a case where the mdb file name included a version number (mydbV12.mdb) which was not carried into the mde (mydb.mde), but that's the only situation I have come across where the names are not the same.

Have you done a file  search just for *.mdb across all locations?  (I appreciate this might produce a long list)
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Well, we couldn't find the mdb anywhere. Looks like I'll need to create a new mdb now. Good luck to me!