Updates for both Windows 10 and Windows 7 have been released that affect the Jet Database Engine. These updates can make it impossible for Déjà Vu to read the Settings Filenote if the path to this file contains accented letters (which the default path does). If you have been affected after installing one of these updates, you may find that using Déjà Vu is no longer possible because, as soon as you try to run it, you see error messages like this:
Until an update for Windows is released that fixes this problem, there are 3 methods you can use to temporarily resolve the issue and allow you to resume your work:
Change the system locale
If the System Locale is set to a locale with an ANSI codepage that supports accented characters, the Jet Database Engine will be able to access the Settings File even if the updates are installed. To do this, click on the version of Windows you are using, below:
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Uninstalling the update
The updates that cause this problem are:
You can uninstall the updates, and then configure Windows Update not to attempt to install them again. To find out how to do that, click on the version of Windows you are using, below:
|Windows 7||Windows 10|
Removing installed updates
Hiding the update
To stop Windows from installing the update automatically:
This will stop Windows Update from trying to install this update again in the future.
How to uninstall an update on Windows 10
Depending on the update you're trying to uninstall, the process may take a few minutes.
Hiding the update
Windows 10 does not allow you to hide updates directly, the way you could in earlier versions of Windows. There is, however, now a tool that you can use to do that.
Here's what the troubleshooter looks like when you download and run it:
And here's the interface for hiding specific updates.
Select update KB4034674 and click Next. Then, complete the rest of the Wizard.
Change the location of the Settings File
Another solution is to change the location of the Settings File. You can move the settings file to another folder (one that only contains ASCII characters in the name, i.e. only English characters), and then have Déjà Vu access the settings file at that location.
To configure Déjà Vu to access the Settings file at a new location, you can do two things:
Change the configuration in Déjà Vu
Close down all the error messages that Déjà Vu gives you, and then change the location of the Settings File using the Options dialog.
Change the configuration in the Registry
You can change the path that Déjà Vu looks for the Settings File in by modifying the appropriate value in the Windows Registry. You can do this using a script, or you can edit the Registry manuallynote.
Using a script
- Download the script file from here.
- Unzip the file you downloaded.
- Run the batch file by double-clicking on it.
- Once the script has finished running, press ENTER to close the window.
Bear in mind that this script will only work if your Settings file is in the default location. If you are using a Settings file that is store in a folder different from the default one, this script will do nothing. In that case, you will have to make the changes to the Registry yourself.
Editing the Registry manually
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