I'm trying to copy a certain file from drive C: to drive D:
I C: the file with the extension ".dbf". I copy it to Excel file -with extension ".xls".
When I try to link the copied file in D: to Access.
Access throws: "Cann't link the specified file..."
if you want to process the data in the dbf file then I would suggest you Import (File | Get External Data and select if you want a link or import.
I woudl reccommend that you mport the data into a blank Access database.
You will need to select the correct xbase filter (dbase II,III,IV...... foxpro etc.)
renaming the file doesn't change the internal data format.