MS Access (office 97)

We are using windows 7 laptops with MS Access Office 97.
on the database is on our server.
On 2 of the machines when the form of the database is updated they show the new form.
on the other 2 machines keep showing the old form no matter what we do. The data is up to date but the form is still the old one!

any ideas please
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Sounds like your pointing to two different copies of the database, or something within the app displays a specific form based on the station and/or user.

There's nothing in Access itself that would cause that.

Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
New form?  Does that mean that you are still developing in A97?

I agree with Jim, it sounds like the 4 machines are not all using the same front-end.

Maybe it is time to upgrade from Access 97 to something a little newer?  we are now on the seventh (2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016) version since A97.  I don't even think there is a good upgrade path for the application at this point.  I think you would have to find a copy of 2003 somewhere and upgrade the front-end from 97 to 2003, then migrate from 2003 to one of the newer versions.

This would not be trivial as all declarations of things like recordsets, tabledefs, querydefs would have to be recoded to use the DAO prefix, but it would catch you up with the times.
samcoryAuthor Commented:
We cannot change the version.

We make changes to the database form on the server  and then copy the .mdb file to each computer

2 of the machines will show the new form.
The other 2 keep using the old form (although the actual tables are up to date)
We have tried deleting the folder and then copying the .mdb file up again but it still shows the old form!
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<We have tried deleting the folder and then copying the .mdb file up again but it still shows the old form!>>

 You must have two explorer on one of the stations and do a search of the C drive for *.MDB.

 Bet you find two copies<g>.


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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"We cannot change the version."
The longer you wait. the more difficult it will be in the future - if even possible.
Just sayin' ...
samcoryAuthor Commented:
You were right there was a copy in c:\users\theuser\appdata\virtualStore
Once I deleted it all worked correctly.
Thanks for your help
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