Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user – Exception when connecting to AccessDb

Recently I tried to connect to a Microsoft Access Database through an ASP.NET web application. But the Access database which I tried to connect was password protected. Therefore I used below connection string to connect to it. private const string connString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=\\sg1dp0041fas\RAP\Appendix\DB\Resource Allocation1.4.accdb;Password=databasePassword"; But then the application threw an exception as below, Cannot … Continue reading Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user – Exception when connecting to AccessDb