How can I properly reference the workgroup information file in server explorer?

I am trying to create a connection to my db in the server explorer. The db has a work group file. I am adding my user name and password for the work group under the connection tab of the data link properties wizard. When I try to test the connection I get the following error:

Test connection failed because of an error in initializing provider. Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user.

I know the workgroup information file is not being used ( Im the only one on the computer).
When I click ok to the error msgbox, I then get an inputbox :
Data Source : E:\myDb.mdb
User Name : meUser
Password : (blank)
Provider string : (blank) I added (Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Password="myPwd" ;User ID=myUID;Data Source=E\myDB.mdb
Open Mode : DB_MODE_READWRITE ( CBO)


When I click ok I again get a an error msgbox :
Unable to connect to database.
Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusivly by another user.

How can I properly reference the workgroup information file in server explorer?