troubleshooting Question

Workgroup Information File Error

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Laurence MartinFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Microsoft OfficeDatabasesMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft ExcelVBA
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I am running this line of code in Excel VBA

Set db = OpenDatabase(stDataPath)

I have checked the value in stDataPath ("H:\Order book\SOOsieorderbook.mdb") and it is correct.

For one of my users the line of code crashes with the error:
"Cannot start your application.  The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user."

I don't have a lot of experience with workgroup information files, but I know what they are.  There isn't one for this database.  If the user tries to open the database directly, it opens fine.

The only thing I've noticed is that the users machine is referencing Access 15 in the VBA, when she is using Office 16, and the other users in the company have the Access 16 reference.  

Any thoughts about why this user could be getting this error?  What do I need to check.
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