Microsoft Access Office VB VBA Help and Examples

Database Launcher Free Application

This little Access application allows you to keep a list of databases you commonly open. It has file browsable windows and if you also download msldbusr.dll and put it in your windows directory it will show how many people are connected to a database and which machine names there are working on. You can optionally send a message to those users using net send, through the database.

Have now built in the auto backup feature which comes from DB Backup. So now you can backup multiple databases at specified intervals while they are in use. It also compacts the copies before storing to save space.

Version Information

1.0.3 (Current) Corrected form not refreshing after adding database
Fixed problems with lock held on database
Added access 2000 version
1.0.2 Added DB Backup Engine.
1.0.1 Test Version not distributed (Errors fixed No refresh of newly added databases.
1.0.0 (First Release) This was the first release of Auto Database Backup

Here's the main file.

Access 97 version DatabaseLauncher.mdb

Access 2000 version Databaselauncher2000.mdb

To use the check users in database function you will need msldbusr.dll

To run the auto backup feature you may need the VB 6 Runtime files. They are available at

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