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“Microsoft Access Can’t Find the Database File [FILE PATH].” – Microsoft Access Error Message

Summary

This Error Message Article explains the Microsoft Access error message “Microsoft Access Can’t Find the Database File [FILE PATH and NAME].” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

Explanation

This error message states that it can not find the file located in the path. In this scenario, the file is clearly visible and accessible from the server, but unable to open when accessing from a client’s workstation with a mapped drive to the file.

Solution

Resolution was to copy the file and replace it with that copy.

Additional Comments

Issue Found: Microsoft Windows 7 workstation running Access 2010 running on Server 2008 R2.

Updated on August 3, 2017

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