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ACC: Cannot Link (Attach) Paradox Table on Read-Only Drive

Article ID: 92653

Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

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


You cannot link (attach) a Paradox table (*.DB) located on a read-only drive. If you try to link a Paradox table on a read-only drive, you receive the following error message:

Couldn't open file '<FILENAME#DB>' (in Microsoft Access version 1.x)


Couldn't lock table '<tablename.db>', currently in use by user '<username>' on machine '<machinename>' (in Microsoft Access 2.0, 7.0 or 97)


Neither Paradox nor the Paradox indexed sequential access method (ISAM) that ships with Microsoft Access supports databases located on read-only drives.


This behavior is by design.


Paradox is manufactured by Borland International, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Additional query words: couldn t lock table

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