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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: filename.mde is not a valid windows nt application!!??? Why?

    I developed an Access 2000 application on Windows 2000. I then compiled it into an MDE. When I tried to deploy it on a machine with Windows NT and office 97, I got the following error:

    "Myfilename.mde is not a valid windows nt application"

    What can I do to make it run??

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    What about converting it from access 2000 to access 97 using "utilities/database utilities/convert database/To prior version of access" and then transfering this to the NT box and then convert to MDE?

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    Do you have access installed on these machines?

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    Originally posted by nigel butler
    What about converting it from access 2000 to access 97 using "utilities/database utilities/convert database/To prior version of access" and then transfering this to the NT box and then convert to MDE?

    I have tons of form, reports and modules; it is a GUI application. I am not sure about what will happen if I transer/conver all that to Access 97!

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    Originally posted by Bunce
    Do you have access installed on these machines?

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    Yes on the NT box, I have access 97 installed already.

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    hmm, are you opening the file from Access itself (File -> Open), or straight from explorer or a shortcut.

    If not, it might be a file associations error. Try a right-click and open with...choose Access.

    If it doesn't work from access, maybe the file is corrupted. Perhaps try decompile / recompiling.

    Cant think of anything else...sorry.

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    Originally posted by Bunce
    hmm, are you opening the file from Access itself (File -> Open), or straight from explorer or a shortcut.

    If not, it might be a file associations error. Try a right-click and open with...choose Access.

    If it doesn't work from access, maybe the file is corrupted. Perhaps try decompile / recompiling.

    Cant think of anything else...sorry.

    Cheers,
    Andrew

    I have actually tried both ways of opening the file. Both times, i get the same message.

    I am really at a loss right now.

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    I don't believe Access97 will be able to read/open an Access2000 .mde unless you do what "nigel butler" said in their previous post to this thread.
    Don't do today, what can be done tomorrow.

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    When you do the convert to prev version, it creates a new MDB file in 97 format. The original 2000 database remains intact, so theres no fear of messing up the original.

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    I have just tried to convert my Access 2000 app to Access 97 on my machine (that has Office 2000 and Windows 2000) as you guys suggested. But now I get the following message:

    “Invalid field data type”

    “Some errors happened during the conversation. No converted database is generated.”

    I don’t even have a clue as to what that error is about.


    Any suggestions!!

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