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Cannot open database file - System error

You may see errors like the following when merging a merge module:

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VBS RETURNS
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Error #   : 0x8007006E (-2147024786)
Error Src : No source available (VB bug?)...
Error Desc: No description available (VB bug?)...

MSI ERROR #2203 (see the Windows Installer documentation)
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System error -2147287008 trying to open the database "C:\tmp\some.msm"

If so then here are some possible reasons:


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