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BDE intialize error

BDE intialize error

BDE intialize error

(OP)
Just installed Paradox 10 on a W7 machine for the first time.
I get the message:
Could not initialize BDE:
You have attempted to open a database that is in use by someone else, but the database cannot be shared. You must set up the location for the .NET control file.
In BDE, I have made sure that local share is set to TRUE
and path to NET DIR is correctly set to my network path

Anyone have an idea? I have been using Paradox for years and years ... Nick

RE: BDE intialize error

The path is case sensitive. I had a similar problem before, On one machine the NETDIR path was set by browsing to the folder, on the other computer someone typed it in. Which caused the issue you are seeing.

RE: BDE intialize error

(OP)
Thanks, Rum, but I was careful to enter it exactly correct - checked against other machines, and they are all entered the same - some work others don't !!

RE: BDE intialize error

What version of the BDE are you running?

I presume you have already attempted to manually delete the .LCK files in the NETDIR, as well as any that might be found on the local machine.

RE: BDE intialize error

(OP)
Yes, but I will double-check that !
Apparently this is a common problem, but I have not yet found a solution !
Nick

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