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PRB: Insert Object Dialog Box Has No "All Files" (*.*) Option

Article ID: Q103253
Creation Date: 19-AUG-1993
Revision Date: 19-SEP-1996 The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access versions 1.0 and 1.1

SYMPTOMS


When you choose Insert Object from the Edit menu, All Files (*.*) is not an option in the List Files Of Type box in the Insert Object From File dialog box.

CAUSE


This behavior is by design. The List Files Of Type box displays only file types that represent OLE server applications stored in your computer's registration database file, REG.DAT. The All Files (*.*) option is omitted to prevent you from unintentionally trying to link or embed an object using a non-OLE or unregistered application.

RESOLUTION


You can type "*.*" (without the quotation marks) in the File Name text box if you want to display all file types. However, if your purpose in selecting All Files is to link or embed an object from a non-OLE or unregistered application, you must use the Microsoft Windows Object Packager to create and paste an object into Microsoft Access.

For information on using Object Packager, see the Microsoft Windows "User's Guide," Chapter 13.

MORE INFORMATION


Steps to Reproduce Behavior


  1. In the sample database NWIND.MDB, open the Categories table in Datasheet view.
  2. Move to a new record and select the Picture field.
  3. From the Edit menu, choose Insert Object.
  4. Choose the File button in the Insert Object dialog box.
  5. Open the List Files Of Type box. Note that All Files (*.*) is not an option.



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Additional reference words: 1.00 1.10 WinIss
KBCategory: kbole
KBSubcategory: IntpOle