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Run-time is "read only" on a PC

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I've mananged to get Access Run-time working on a Win 98 PC. I was stoked
at that achievement, however I'm now stuck in that the files are opening
Read only. That is, I can view all the records via the two forms I need but
not change anything. Why? The command line for the user to access the file
is simply as follows (from advice via msdn.microsoft.com)

"C:\MS Runtime\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE" "Q:\QA Records Database\Vaccine
Reminders\Vaccine Reminders 2004.mdb"

As you can see, there are no switches of any kind, so why the inability to
edd or edit data? Anyone with suggestions for rectification?

Stinky ;-)
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Stinky Pete" <st*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I've mananged to get Access Run-time working on a Win 98 PC. I was stoked at
that achievement, however I'm now stuck in that the files are opening Read
only. That is, I can view all the records via the two forms I need but not
change anything. Why? The command line for the user to access the file is
simply as follows (from advice via msdn.microsoft.com)

"C:\MS Runtime\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE" "Q:\QA Records Database\Vaccine
Reminders\Vaccine Reminders 2004.mdb"

As you can see, there are no switches of any kind, so why the inability to edd
or edit data? Anyone with suggestions for rectification?


Is Q: by any chance a CD ROM? Or was the file copied to the hard drive from a
CD ROM? That will usually leave the Read-Only flag set. Just right-click the
file and turn it off.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Rick,

Q:\ is a shared folder on the network. The user in question has change
access to the drive and in particular this folder.

Stinky ;-)

"Rick Brandt" <ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Stinky Pete" <st*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:42********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
I've mananged to get Access Run-time working on a Win 98 PC. I was
stoked at that achievement, however I'm now stuck in that the files are
opening Read only. That is, I can view all the records via the two forms
I need but not change anything. Why? The command line for the user to
access the file is simply as follows (from advice via msdn.microsoft.com)

"C:\MS Runtime\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE" "Q:\QA Records Database\Vaccine
Reminders\Vaccine Reminders 2004.mdb"

As you can see, there are no switches of any kind, so why the inability
to edd or edit data? Anyone with suggestions for rectification?


Is Q: by any chance a CD ROM? Or was the file copied to the hard drive
from a CD ROM? That will usually leave the Read-Only flag set. Just
right-click the file and turn it off.

--
I don't check the Email account attached
to this message. Send instead to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com

Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Stinky Pete" <st*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Rick,

Q:\ is a shared folder on the network. The user in question has change access
to the drive and in particular this folder.


All users of an Access file share need Full permissions on the folder where the
MDB file resides so that Access can properly manage the LDB file that is
created, modified, and deleted as the file is used.

This includes the ability to create new files and delete files.

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RBrandt at Hunter dot com
Nov 13 '05 #4

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