cannot open access files from another networked pc

  dobbin 08:49 07 Sep 2007
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I have created a a Microsoft Access database on one computer and now wish to access this from another networked computer in the same office. However I get the error message ' cannot open the file... it is located outside your intranet or is an untrusted site'. The original file is not locked and enabled for sharing so how can I make it become a trusted site so that I can open it?

  brundle 10:48 07 Sep 2007

Using NetBIOS? Or Win 2k/XP/2K3 and TCP/IP for networking?

  dobbin 11:26 07 Sep 2007

its a wireless network so I think it is TCP/IP

  dobbin 12:56 07 Sep 2007

your blinding me with science now! Operating system is Win xp. There are only three computers on the network all win xp and they are connected wirelessly via a 'BT 2Wire router'.

  dobbin 13:55 07 Sep 2007

Thanks for the link Beta. Read it, can't say I understood it all but it got me fiddling. Now solved it by going to internet options, security, local intranet, sites and then unchecked the box that said 'automatically detect intranet network', and checked all the other boxes and I can now access the Access file. Not sure why but it works!

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