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  • Can't open this Database

    I have copied an A5v4 application from a client who runs a network pack to my single user version. Alpha won't open the database on my computer because the paths are apparently hardcoded in the database.

    Alpha4 used to have a neat little utility called A4strpdt.exe which stripped out all the paths. does anyone know if there's an analog in Alpha5?

  • #2
    RE: Can't open this Database

    I recently had a problem with copying parts of my database to another network.

    My problem turned out to be in an index file for one of the sets in my database, but the error message I received said 'can not find path specified' etc.

    I hadn't copied a *.cdx file because I didn't want to overwrite any of the client's data, but in creating a specific set, A5 had automatically created a new index for one of the tables (the new child).

    Does the database not open at all, or is it just some of your sets &/or forms?


    • #3
      RE: Can't open this Database


      I copied the entire data directory from the client (including the .cdx files. The database opens then displays and error message that it can't open or create the .muf file with the original network path on the client's machine.

      when I click OK, it closes the database.

      I tried deleting the .muf file, but that doesn't help

      Ray DiFazio
      [email protected]


      • #4
        RE: Can't open this Database

        My suggestion is to create a new database and then add all the existing tables to the new database.

        Hope that helps,

        Dan Blank builds Databases
        Skype: danblank


        • #5
          RE: Can't open this Database


          Sounds like either:

          Not all the files were in the one directory.


          Did you use a CDR to copy the files and move them? If so, did you remember to change the attributes from 'read only' on the files by highlighting all the files, right clicking 'properties', and removing the checkmark from the read-only box? If this is the case, A5 can't write to the Multi User File, so access is denied to the database.