MS Visual Basic - Error Accessing File

Discussion in 'Microsoft Access VBA Modules' started by Guest, May 10, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When I try and view a module to make changes I get this message: "Error
    Accessing File. Network connection may have been lost." Does anyone know
    what this means or what I should do? Thanks for any help you can give.
    Guest, May 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, May 10, 2005
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    Jeff Conrad Guest

    in message:

    Are you using Access 2000 without SP3 installed by
    chance? Is so read on.

    I think you've been stung by a particularly nasty bug in
    Access 2000. Sure sign is that dreaded "Network Connection
    may have been lost.." message. Details about it can be
    found here:

    The corruption in your database may not be recoverable.
    You might try importing everything into another database.
    I believe this bug is fixed with Service Pack 3, but it
    will not *fix* corruption already present. To avoid this
    bug you absolutely, positively, have to compile your
    database EVERY time you import something.

    Also, (from MVP Dirk Goldgar) one other thing you might
    try first is decompiling your database -- or rather, a
    copy of it. Instructions for how to do this may be found

    and here:

    This was also posted by someone from Microsoft (my next employer):

    326605 ACC2000: Issues Fixed in Access 2000 by Office 2000 Service Pack 3

    304548 ACC2000: Error Message: Error Accessing File. Network Connection May

    After applying Office 2000 sp3 you are going to need to salvage your
    database modules (Standard, Forms/Reports) by saving them out to text
    files. Example:

    - Open Form/Report in design view and select menu option View > Code
    - Select the menu option Edit > Select All (to select vba code)
    - Select menu option Edit > Copy
    - Paste in Notepad file
    - Close VBA window to return to Form/Report
    - Within the properties Window of Form/Report change the property "Has
    Module" from "Yes" to "No"
    (this will delete the code behind the object)
    - Save your Form/Report
    ************* Repeat above steps for each Form/Report that has code
    - For your Standard module just open and copy to text files

    - Then import all your objects (within exception of your Modules) to a new
    database file
    - Copy the code from the above text files into new modules in your new
    - For the Forms/Reports reverse the steps by opening their VBA modules and
    pasting the code from the text files

    You can also try running decompile switch but the above methods are
    normally your only shot..

    I hope this helps! If you have additional questions on this topic, please
    respond back to this posting.


    Eric Butts
    Microsoft Access
    Good luck,
    Jeff Conrad, May 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    I am using Access 2003. Any ideas for that one?

    Guest, May 10, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That link is for Access 2000...I am using 2003, will that make a difference?

    Guest, May 10, 2005
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    Jeff Conrad Guest

    in message:
    Did this file used to be worked on in Access 2000 at all?
    Jeff Conrad, May 10, 2005
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