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I think I need to make a batch file?


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rogerbid

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Hi, I am not sure where this should be posted so if it needs to be elsewhere can a moderator redirect it please?

My computer is one on a network, and all the users files are saved on the server. There is one file I often need to refer to and which is always in use by another network user meaning I cannot access it. Attempts to open it get the message "The document may already be open or it may be a read-onlydocument."

I do not need to see the 'current' version of the file - the file as it was at the close of business on the previous day will be adequate.

I thought there might be a way to create a batch file to run on my PC every time it boots up, that will save a copy of the file on the server to my PC that I can then access during the day. This will save me having to remember to do it manually since there is always a 15minute window between my booting up and the other user arriving at work and logging on.

Is what I plan feasible or am I way off the mark?

Any suggestions will be appreciated, and if I am basically correct maybe someone can direct me to a site with instructions on how to proceed.

Thanks, Roger
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what file format? excel, word, access?
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Hi and thanks for the reply.

The file is a Works 6 database file *.wdb

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you need to redesign the db so that multiple people can access it at the same time. How this can be done varies on the individual db.
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Hi and thanks, I think!

Not sure how I go about this so maybe I should just get into the habit of copying the file manually before the other user logs on and opens the file!

Thanks for taking the time to reply, Roger
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