I&#039;m trying to connect to an Access 2000 database using the following connection string:<BR><BR>strConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _<BR> "Data Source=C:DatabasesNorthwind.mdb;"<BR><BR>but I keep having the following error message:<BR><BR>Microsoft JET Database Engine (0x80004005)<BR>The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file &#039;C:Northwind.mdb&#039;. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.<BR><BR>I closed the database but the error message never seems to go away. Frustrating! I have tried other connections including DSN connections and the standard connection string below: <BR><BR>strConnection.Open "DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=C:DatabasesNorthwind.mdb"<BR><BR>but none seems to work<BR><BR>Has anyone any suggestions? Has anybody encountered a similar error message before? <BR><BR>Thanks<BR> <BR>Lee<BR>Arlington, VA