ACCESS 97 and 2000 installed; want 2000 to be default when I click an mdb file

ACCESS 97 and 2000 installed; want 2000 to be default when I click an mdb file

Post by L Meh » Sun, 13 Nov 2005 05:35:35

Hello --

Can I set up 2000 to be the platform which opens when I click an mdb file?

I installed 97 after 2000 was installed so I could work with a database a
client needs modifying. All the
other mdb files are for ACCESS 2000.

I remember seeing a way to set 2000 to be the default platform, but can't
remember where.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Thanks for any help.

Larry Mehl

 
 
 

ACCESS 97 and 2000 installed; want 2000 to be default when I click an mdb file

Post by Douglas J » Sun, 13 Nov 2005 06:00:29

Go into the folder where the Access 97 msaccess.exe is located, and look for
two files named msaccess.srg and wizard.srg. Rename them, then create two
empty files with the same name.

Access 97 won't be quite as aggressive about reregistering itself each time
you run it after that. However, I believe the default will still be that
when you click on an MDB file, Windows will try and open it with whichever
version of Access was opened last.

--
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
(no e-mails, please!)

 
 
 

ACCESS 97 and 2000 installed; want 2000 to be default when I click an mdb file

Post by Bob Hughe » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:32:43

I have 97, 2K & 2003 installed on my computer. My system always defaults
to the last version that was opened. When I am finished working on one
version, I simply run another version and then it becomes the default.

Bob

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ACCESS 97 and 2000 installed; want 2000 to be default when I click an mdb file

Post by L Meh » Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:15:09

Doug and Bob --

Thanks for the help.

Larry