Microsoft KB Archive/168871

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Article ID: 168871

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168871

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


When you press the F1 key after starting any of the following Add-ins

   Add-in Manager
   Database Splitter
   Linked Table Manager

you receive the following error message:

Cannot find the msaccess.hlp file. Do you want to try to find the file yourself?

If you click No, you receive the following additional message:

   Cannot find the file msaccess.hlp Help file. Check to see that the file
   exists on your disk. If it doesn't, you need to reinstall it.


The wizard is not able to map to the correct Help file.


To bring up the correct Help file topic for the specific wizard, click Yes when asked if you want to find the file yourself, and then search for the Microsoft Access Help file, ACMain80.hlp. The default folder for this file is \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Add-Ins, and then click Add-In Manager, Database Splitter, or Linked Table Manager.
  2. When the wizard starts, press the F1 key to bring up the Help topic. Note that you receive the error message mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

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