Could not open (Error 3172)

Possible causes:

  • The ParadoxNetPath value in the \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access Connectivity Engine\Engines\Paradox Registry key is not valid. This error occurs if you are using the Paradox external database, and the ParadoxNetPath value points to a nonexistent directory. Exit the application, correct the invalid entry, and try the operation again.
  • The ParadoxNetPath Registry value points to a network drive, and you are not connected to that network drive. Make sure the network drive is available, and then try the operation again.

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