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When you compile a Microsoft Access 2000 database that has been converted to a Microsoft Access 97 database, you may receive the following error message:
Note This behavior does not occur on a computer that has both Access 97 and Access 2000 installed.
Microsoft Access can't find the project or library
This behavior occurs if any reference in the newly converted Access 97 database is listed as missing. For example, when an Access 2000 database that is using the Microsoft DAO 3.6 library is converted back to Access 97, the Microsoft DAO 3.6 library reference is retained in the converted database. If this database is then compiled on a computer that only has Microsoft Office 97 or Access 97 installed, you receive the error message.
To work around this behavior, follow these steps:
If you cannot find an object library equivalent to the one that is missing, you may need to change the code.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior: