When multiple users try to use Windows Explorer or a shortcut to open a Microsoft Access database that has already been opened by a user, the users experience one of the following symptoms:
- Nothing occurs.
- An hourglass appears for several seconds, and then nothing occurs.
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Modify the shortcutIn the target of the shortcut, include the path of MSAccess.exe.
Method 2: Open the database in AccessFollow these steps:
- Start Microsoft Access.
- Open the database.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.