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How to move Access files to another computer?

Novakingwai 2,136 259 January 23, 2016 at 11:34 AM
Coworker is in hospital. We need the Access files off her computer. I tried copying the files, but when I open them on a new computer the databases are blank. I have no experience with Access.

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Check the computer's OBDC settings. Most likely the databases are actually on a server somewhere.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-u...=windows-7
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Check the computer's OBDC settings. Most likely the databases are actually on a server somewhere.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-u...=windows-7
I see the settings. What do I do with them? How can I see where they're stored and how to copy them?
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I see the settings. What do I do with them? How can I see where they're stored and how to copy them?
Talk to your IT guy.
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Talk to your IT guy.
I am the it guy =(
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Do you have a network? Or is everything just on each individual computer? What version of Access are you using? Is the database a straight Access database or is it some specially devised Access based application?
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The tables for the Access database are stored in another location (server?) and the front end portion that you "see" is linked to those tables.

Find the linked table manager to see where those tables are stored.
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Last edited by Beartrkkr January 23, 2016 at 08:53 PM
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Could be a local SQL server running on that PC.
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Coworker is in hospital. We need the Access files off her computer. I tried copying the files, but when I open them on a new computer the databases are blank. I have no experience with Access.
Explainations of how to export an access database can be seen here [bing.com]

unless you are logging in to her pc with your admin account and not her account.

A little more background would be useful and umm, err are you sure this is the place you want to ask for support on this?
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Explainations of how to export an access database can be seen here [bing.com]

unless you are logging in to her pc with your admin account and not her account.

A little more background would be useful and umm, err are you sure this is the place you want to ask for support on this?
Yes the database is extremely important and we need it somewhere else
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Yes the database is extremely important and we need it somewhere else
Good luck.
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Last edited by dale_101798 January 25, 2016 at 04:55 PM
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[Talk to your IT guy. ]
Since you are IT, talk to programmer.

Looks like you are trying to copy Access UI, and internally it points to another database.
Since you do not know the application, you need to debug application, could be link tables, odbc, or ado.net
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I am the it guy =(
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