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When you use ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) or ODBC to connect to a Microsoft Access database, you may receive the following error message:
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access 97 Driver] The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.
There are several causes for this error message:
The following items correspond to the previous list of causes:
To check for file access failures, use the Windows NT File Monitor. To download the File Monitor, see the following Sysinternals Web site:
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Article ID: 306269 - Last Review: December 26, 2006 - Revision: 3.6