Or you can restore the New/MS Data Link by adding this to your registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
I've done this on my Win2K boxes and it works quite well.
> About the right click which lost the "Ms Data Link..." stuff, it is
> in the doc that with the new MDAC2.5 it will not be anymore accessible by
> right click just because you simply have to select in this right click
> document" which will create a "new document.txt" and rename it into "new
> document.udl" and you got the same :)
> After updating to ADO 2.5 by the way everything is still working
> and it seems that some feature that were not working porperly (in the
> stuff) before are working now much better!
> Jean-Christophe Berthon
> Nttrufr?eistofnun slands
> (Icelandic Institute of Natural History)
> > At my company we have an SQL 7 app that uses Access for some temp
> > databases on client machines. After upgrading from 2.1 to 2.5, we can
> > no longer set defaults on fields in tables in the Access db.
> > I also had another strange problem where my right-click pop-up in
> > Explorer lost the 'New Microsoft Data Link File' entry after I
> > installed the upgrade.
> > > We are being asked to upgrade from MDAC 2.1 to 2.5 on our web
> > server. After
> > > the headaches we experienced after upgrading to version 2.1 we are
> > really
> > > reluctant to make this upgrade without hearing from others.
> > > Any positivie or negative experiences from those who have upgraded
> > would
> > > really be appreciated.
> > > Thanks,
> > > John
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> > Before you buy.