This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
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When you start Linked Table Manager Wizard in a Microsoft Office Access 2003 database that contains linked tables, you may notice that the list of currently linked tables, together with their paths, does not appear in the Select the linked tables to be updated list box. Therefore, you may not be able to update the linked tables.
This problem may occur for either of the following reasons:
The Accwiz.dll file that is used by Access 2003 is not registered correctly on your computer.
The version of the Accwiz.dll file that is used by Access 2003 and is registered on your computer may be an incorrect version.
To resolve this problem, you must locate and then register the correct version of the Accwiz.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
Locate the Accwiz.dll file on your computer that corresponds to Access 2003. To do this, follow these steps:
Search for all copies of the Accwiz.dll file on your computer.
For each copy of the Accwiz.dll file that is listed in the search results, right-click the Accwiz.dll file, and then click Properties.
In the ACCWIZ.DLL Properties dialog box, notice the version number that is mentioned for File Version on the Version tab.
For example, if the version number is similar to 11.x.xxxx.x, the Accwiz.dll file corresponds to Access 2003.
At the command prompt, run the following command:
Note In this step, <path> is a placeholder. Make sure that the <path> placeholder is replaced by the full path of the Accwiz.dll file that you located in step 1.
If the previous method does not resolve this problem, examine the following registry value data to see if the value data is pointing to the correct Accwiz.dll file in Access 2003.