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ACC: How to Open the UTILITY.MDA File

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If you try to open the UTILITY.MDA file, you may receive the followingerror message:
The database "UTILITY.MDA" is already open as a library database.

To open the UTILITY.MDA file, you must create a copy of UTILITY.MDA,rename the copy, and then open it in Microsoft Access.

NOTE: This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Access version 7.0.
Use the following steps to open the UTILITY.MDA file.

NOTE: UTILITY.MDA is a collection of tables, forms, and modules used byMicrosoft Access. You should always have a backup copy of UTILITY.MDA;this is a vital database to Microsoft Access and any changes in it mayresult in unexpected behavior.
  2. In Microsoft Access, open UTILITY.SAV by choosing Open from the File menu.
  3. Choose OK when the following error message is displayed:
    Tried to load module with duplicate procedure definition: <procedure name>
After you make any changes to the copy of UTILITY.MDA, you can rename theoriginal UTILITY.MDA file and substitute the edited copy of theUTILITY.MDA file for the one that Microsoft Access uses when theapplication is opened.

Article ID: 93929 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 09:21:05 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition, Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition

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