Microsoft Access 2016 won't run on Parallel 17

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by JonathanL12, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. JonathanL12

    JonathanL12 Bit Poster

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    I haven't use MS Access in decades but the course I am study requires I use it.

    I have downloaded a Azure version of Access 2016 and have a product key but it won't work.

    When I try starting Access this message comes up:

    Can anyone help.

    I've call the help desk but no one answers.
     

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  2. AllyK1

    AllyK1

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    I have a similar issue when you open the MS access file it crushes
     
  3. WillH7

    WillH7 Bit Poster

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    It works if the Access database is on the C drive on the Windows 10/11 VM. Using shared directories with the MAC seems to fail.
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  4. JohnW70

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    This problem seemed to disappear for me with the Microsoft Office update Version 2201 (Build 14827.20158) that I downloaded today.
     
  5. WillH7

    WillH7 Bit Poster

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    Version 2201 still gives me the / \ error.
     
  6. JohnW70

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    I forgot to mention that, at an earlier stage in the struggle, I had changed the "Default database folder" in Options -> General to:
    C:\Users\[myusername]\Documents
    as that looked more like a Windows address and was the location used on my Intel iMac Bootcamp. It may have helped [??]
    I notice that in Word, Options -> Save still uses \\Mac\Home\Documents
     

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