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Article ID: 944273 - Last Review: November 16, 2007 - Revision: 1.0

SYMPTOMS

When you try to start the Microsoft Works Calendar program in Microsoft Works 9, you may receive the following error message:
Works cannot access one or more files it needs to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted, or moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then starting the program again.
This problem may occur when you upgrade an earlier version of Microsoft Works to Works 9.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if the Works Calendar program tries to open the calendar database from an earlier version of Works instead of from Works 9.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, rename and replace the calendar database by using a new copy from the Microsoft Works 8 installation CD or from the Microsoft Works Suite 2005 installation CD. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Works 8 installation CD or the Works Suite 2005 CD 1 into the CD or DVD drive.
  2. In Windows Explorer, open one of the following folders in Windows Explorer:
    • For Windows XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Works
    • For Windows Vista:
      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Works
  3. Rename the Mswkscal.wcd file to Old_mswkscal.wcd.
  4. Open the following folder from the Works installation CD that you are using:
    CD drive:\Common\CommApp
  5. Right-click the Mswkscal.wcd file, and then click Copy.
  6. In Windows Explorer, open one of the following folders:
    • For Windows XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Works
    • For Windows Vista:
      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Works
  7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  8. Right-click the Mswkscal.wcd file, and then click Properties.
  9. On the General tab, click to clear the Read-only check box, and then click OK.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Works 9
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