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to actually get vb to decipher the correct error description you need to use the format message api eg. Run-time error '-2147220999 (800401f9)':

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Option Explicit 


Private Declare Function FormatMessage Lib "kernel32" Alias _
"FormatMessageA" ( ByVal dwFlags As Long, lpSource As Long, _
ByVal dwMessageId As Long, ByVal dwLanguageId As Long, _
ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long, Arguments As Any) _
As Long

Private Function MessageText(lCode As Long) As String
Dim sRtrnCode As String
Dim lRet As Long

sRtrnCode = Space$(256)
lRet = FormatMessage(FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM, 0&, lCode, 0&, _
sRtrnCode, 256&, 0&)
If lRet >0 Then
MessageText = Left(sRtrnCode, lRet)
MessageText = "Error not found."
End If

End Function ;

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