File In Use
By Richard Rost 4 months ago
File Already in Use and Already Opened Errors
In this Microsoft Access tutorial, we're going to learn how to deal with experiencing the "File already in use" error message when you try compacting your database. You may also get the error message saying, "You attempted to open a database that's already opened by another user. Try again when the database is available." We'll talk about both of these issues today.
Kieran from Miami, Florida (a Platinum Member) asks: I try to compact my database at least once a week, like you told me in your compacting video. But it seems most of the time when I do, I get an error message saying that the database is already in use. I do have a few other people on my network, but I always make sure that everyone's logged out. In fact, no one else is here in the office and all the computers are off, but I still get the error message. What gives?
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