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Can't create ACCDE (File already in Use)


I am trying to compile my Access 2010 database.
When I try to save the new ACCDE I get a message;

"Could not use C:\..\..\database ; File Already In Use"

Why am I getting this error?  The database won't compile!
Patrick O'Dea
Patrick O'Dea
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
First, with no one in, make sure there is no .LDB file in the directory.

Then, make sure it compiles taking care of any errors.  You can't make a MDE if the DB doesn't compile.

Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jim,

I created a new folder and compiled it successfully there!
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