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"Error accessing file. Network connection may have been lost" error message when you run a VBA macro that copies a presentation to a new presentation in PowerPoint 2002
Article ID: 840652 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that copies a presentation to a new presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, you receive the following error message:
Error accessing file. Network connection may have been lost.
This problem occurs when all the following conditions are true:
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the PowerPoint 2002 Hotfix Package that is dated May 6, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830007/ )PowerPoint 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 6, 2004
After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the QFE_12245 registry key and to activate the hotfix.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To activate this hotfix, follow these steps: