Hi Folks, Got some test data late yesterday afternoon ... an 87Mb zip file. The zip file contains a 115Mb MS Access 'mdb' file and two (roughly 1Gb each) text files. The text files are structured as 'link files' within Access. I'm not an Access wizard so I can't tell you exactly what that means - but when I open Access I can get into the db and see the data in those 'link files', so things actually seem to be working as designed. However, as I mentioned, I'm not an Access wizard. I managed to stumble my way through setting up a system dns this morning and almost managed to establish connectivity to the data so that I can play with it using tools other than Access. I can see all of the tables in the mdb. I can query them and view the data. Unfortunately, I have zero visibility to those two 'link tables' and they are, of course, the ones I really need to work with. Any clues on how I get visibility, (outside of learning and using Access), to these 'link tables' ... Or how I could turn them into 'real' tables cuz it looks like I can access those okay? Thanks Much! RonL.