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Uprotecting a DB

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I have taken over a MS Access DB (2000) and the original developer has
protected the DB and has restricted the menu items to where I can't
look at the SQL and normal menu items: File, Edit, View, Insert, Tools,
Window, and Help. The only menu items I can see are: File, Edit,
Insert, Records, Windows, and Help. I need to get around the security
that this DB has but I'm a little light in my access security
knowledge. Please help me with ideas.
Thanks

Nov 13 '05 #1
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I have taken over a MS Access DB (2000) and the original developer has
protected the DB and has restricted the menu items to where I can't
look at the SQL and normal menu items: File, Edit, View, Insert, Tools,
Window, and Help. The only menu items I can see are: File, Edit,
Insert, Records, Windows, and Help. I need to get around the security
that this DB has but I'm a little light in my access security
knowledge. Please help me with ideas.
Thanks

It might be ONLY the ByPassKey.
Try using Shift when you open the database

Look at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826765/EN-US/
If the developer has used this there is a db available to enable the bypasskey again.
Look at http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKal.../msaccess.html

Arno R
Nov 13 '05 #2

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m2********@gmail.com wrote:
I have taken over a MS Access DB (2000) and the original developer has
protected the DB and has restricted the menu items to where I can't
look at the SQL and normal menu items: File, Edit, View, Insert,
Tools, Window, and Help. The only menu items I can see are: File,
Edit, Insert, Records, Windows, and Help. I need to get around the
security that this DB has but I'm a little light in my access security
knowledge. Please help me with ideas.
Thanks


How was it secured? If workgroup security was used do you have the
workgroup file and login information?

Is it an MDB? Just checking that you aren't trying to modify an MDE :)

Br@dley
Nov 13 '05 #3

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