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microsoft access can't add rename or delete the control

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When I create a new form by selecting a table and pressing Create -> Form button...i then try to delete or modify objects on the form and I get the following msg.

"microsoft access can't add rename or delete the control"

This started happening recently. I created a new MS Access DB, created some new forms and tables and it still happens.

I am sure it's something to do with MS Access settings, not the project itself. Please help.
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Hello Dylan_E,

Some access users reported that this error happened when they have 2 versions of access installed on their machine. This might be the cause of your issue.

Sincerely,

Ed
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This can also happen is you don't have exclusive access to the file.

Close the database, then check the folder where that database is stored for a "lock file". A Lock File is a file created and maintained by Access, and it should be created whenever the database is opened, and then deleted when it's removed. It's named the same as the database except it'll have a .ldb or .accdb extension. So if I have a database named Customers.accdb, the lockfile will be named Customers.lccdb.

Also, be sure that your Windows and Access installs are fully up to date.
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Ed, you are spot on.

I do have two versions 2007 and 2010. I do switch between them as I have clients who have different versions.

By re-opening the file in a different version, problem resolved.

Thank you.
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