Microsoft KB Archive/246256
Article ID: 246256
Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007
- Microsoft Works 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Works 4.5 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Works 4.5a
- Microsoft Works 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Works 6.0
- Microsoft Works Suite 2000
- Microsoft Works Suite 2001
This article was previously published under Q246256
If you save a database in Microsoft Works in the dBase IV (.dbf) format, you may receive the following error message when you attempt to open the database in Microsoft Access:
This behavior can occur if the file name for the database consists of more than eight characters.
To work around this issue, rename the database file according to MS-DOS 8.3 standards. To do this:
- Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
- In the Named box, type the file name for the database, and then click Find Now.
- In the Look in box, click to select
driveis the drive letter of the hard disk on which the database is located.
- Click OK.
- Right-click the database file, and then click Rename.
- Type a file name with an eight-character prefix followed by a three-character extension.
- Press ENTER.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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