Access error 2281



I am using the OutputTo Method to create a Snapfile. My code works fine when
I run it for testing under Access 2003. However, when I crete an MDE file
for distribution and run the MDE under Access runtime on the same computer, I
get the following error mesage:
Error #:2281 - The formats that enable you to output data as a Microsoft
Excel, rich-text-format, MSDOS text, or HTMS file are missing or incorrectly
registered in the Windows Registry.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. I've searched the web for
this error, but can find nothing.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.



The solution to this problem required some additional entries in the Windows
Registry. Without going into great detail, suffice to say that when you use
the Package Wizard to package and distribute your MDE file, and you use the
switch /profile in the Access command line to invoke your MDE file, Access
looks in the registry for certain file definition properties related
specifically to that profile rather than using the default file definition
properties. According to MS Access Support Team this is not a bug.
However, I could not find any documentation anywhere where this is specified.
Bottom line... if you encounter this problem, reply to this article and I
will give you the registry entries rather than paying MS Support.
Jun 9, 2009
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I've the same problem and couldn't find a solution. I did recover the installation of MS Office 2003, but it didn't help.

Could you please give me your solution, about the registry settings, so I can fix the problem.

Many thanks!


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