Picky but important detail: You didn't copy a table, you copied a file. That database file might contain one table or many tables.
There are two different ways a field can calculate a value:
1) The field can be a data field, number, text, date that has a specified auto-enter calculation. An auto-enter calculation tha refers to a get function such as Get ( DesktopPath ) will not automatically update when you relocate the file to a different computer. And only a newly created record, unless you have a reference to some other field in the calculation and you modify its value, will enter the current result for the get function.
2) The field can be a calculation field. If this is a stored calculation field, it also will not update automatically when you open the file on a a different computer or from a different user account. But if you specify that the field be an unstored calculation, it will then update automatically.
Note also that if you saved a clone (empty of records) of your file, you won't see results in your calculation fields until you create a record in that table.
Thank you very much PhilModJunk! Your last comment was the problem....it was an empty file (sorry...I obviously don't have the terminology straight in my mind) and therefore, nothing was calculating yet. Once I created a dummy record, it started working as I expected! Much appreciated!