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Best way to copy a database to a new name

Best way to copy a database to a new name

Best way to copy a database to a new name

(OP)
For Access 2016 is there any difference between copying a database to another name when you do a file - save database - save as..... or if you just use file manager to copy the database.accdb to database2.accdb? It is taking forever the 1st way and I have already compacted the DB. I do work remotely through vpn but I would like to do it the faster route because it has been slowing my laptop considerable.

Thanks!

RE: Best way to copy a database to a new name

I always do a simple copy/paste in Windows File Explorer. I don't think I have ever tried doing a save as within the Access interface.

Duane
Minnesota
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: Best way to copy a database to a new name

(OP)
Thanks, that's good to know. I was afraid it would be missing something in the copy because I have no idea why it takes at least 400% longer to do it within Access!

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