My design changes won’t save

Unlike desktop databases, Access apps don’t let you save an offline copy of a design. If you lose your server connection while you are designing an Access app, you won’t be notified until you try to save your work – at which point you’ll get an error:

An error occurred in the client while attempting to communicte with the server

To save your work, click OK and leave Access open while you attempt to restore your connection. Once the connection is restored, save your changes.

Important:  If you are unable to restore your connection without closing Access, you will lose design changes made since the last time you saved.

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