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Microsoft KB Archive/100468

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ACC1x: Errors Installing Companion Disk to Nested Subdirectories

Q100468



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1





SYMPTOMS

When you try to install the Microsoft Access Companion Disk files into a nested subdirectory that does not exist you receive the error message


Unable to create directory


followed by the error messages:


Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\msforms.mdb Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\mssweets.mdb Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\mscms.mdb Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\msdirect.mdb


In this example, either the <xxx> directory or the <yyy> subdirectory did not exist prior to starting the installation process.



CAUSE

This is a limitation of the part of the installation process that decompresses the files from the floppy disk to your hard disk.



RESOLUTION

Create the directories before starting the installation process, or make sure to specify a directory that is only one level below any existing directory.



MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

With the Microsoft Access Companion Disk in drive A, type the following at the MS-DOS prompt. Make sure that directory <xxx> does not exist before beginning this process:

A:\install c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>

You will get the following responses:


   .
   creating c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>
   .
   Unable to create directory
   Decompressing Sample Applications...
   .
   msforms.mdb (file 1 of 4)
   Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\msforms.mdb
   mssweets.mdb (file 2 of 4)
   Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\mssweets.mdb
   mscms.mdb (file 3 of 4)
   Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\mscms.mdb
   msdirect.mdb (file 4 of 4)
   Can't open output file: c:\<xxx>\<yyy>\<zzz>\msdirect.mdb 

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Issue type : kbprb
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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