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How to get past MSAccess error 'database or project contains a missing or broken reference to the file 'comdlg32.acx' version 1.2'

I came across this error message while trying to open a db/db app developed in MSAccess.
unfortunately the UI would freeze after clicking okay and i couldn't continue.

To get around this I opened the access  file/ .mdb file  in "design mode".

To do this hold down 'shift' while opening the database.

This should hopefully skip any code that has been added that stops the database from opening.


Hope that helps you!