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When you are running the Setup program for an application that was created with the Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools (ODE) or the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit (ADT), you may receive the following error message:
In Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools and Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit version 7.0:
Setup could not open the file '<filename>'.
In Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit version 2.0:The specified file has a name with an extension that contains one or two letters (for example, READ.ME).
Could not open the file named: '<filename>'.
The Setup Wizard requires three-letter file extensions (for example, MYDB.MDB). This is a limitation of the Setup Wizard.
NOTE: Microsoft Access 97 and Microsoft Access version 7.0 allows files that have no extensions, for example, README.
To work around this problem, you can use either of the following methods:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools (ODE), and the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit version 2.0 and 7.0.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
For more information about creating disk images using the Setup wizard, search the Help Index for "Setup wizard," or ask the Microsoft Access 97 Office Assistant.
Article ID: 127974 - Last Review: January 9, 2015 - Revision: 3.0