lost contact with a large file in MS Access

  vall 20:44 01 Jun 2003

I have lost contact with a file because the shortcut is telling me to recreate the link to the file, which has disappeared?, I do have a backup on disc but, at the moment i am afraid to open it in case the same happen's, can you help... Vall (new member)

  Valvegrid 20:52 01 Jun 2003

If you go to Windows Explorer and search for the file, if you type *.mdb it will bring you all the database files and their locations.

  Dr Lecter 20:53 01 Jun 2003

Which Version of MS ACCESS do you have?? 95,97,2000 or 2002?

  vall 19:32 02 Jun 2003

Thanks for the reply Valvegrid, I will try that right now, Dr Lecter, Office 97 does that help???.

  Sir Radfordin™ 19:43 02 Jun 2003

If you open up access then you should be able to see the list of files you last opened - its likely it will be there.

If you do have shortcut to a file thats no longer working it does sound as if the file has been lost. Hope the backup works.

Doing a search for *.mdb will find all the microsoft access database files on your computer (or the drive you search).

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