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Microsoft 2003 Office Access Message ----- Error # 3033

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I'm able to open up the first file

Filename: USS Haynsworth 2004-1.mdb - created: Thursday, April 01, 2004 --- modified: Feb. 06, 2007 Size: 2,478,080
I'm NOT able to open up the second file --- "You do not have the necessary permissions to use this database.mdb. Have your system administrator or the person who created the object established the appropriate permission for you."

Filename: USS Haynsworth 2004.mdb - created: Thursday, Feb. 06, 2007 --- modified: November 25, 2006
Size: 3,280,896

I recently discovered TheScripts Developer Network and I hope that someone can help me resolve my problem.

I will try not to waste to much time with basic question. First let me start by saying, although I am a senior citizen, I have been using computers for 15 years or more. I've been using Microsoft Access since it was first introduced over 10 years ago and although it was a bit difficult at times, I was able to build several efficient - useful databases and never had a problem even moving them from one computer to another, or upgrading to the newest version 2003 etc.

I also built and maintain a website in 1999 that honors the 3500 Shipmates that served aboard this US Destroyer in the 26 years that it was in service. It is this
database that I have maintained with all the necessary information that I am unable to open. As a safeguard I was backing up all my files on drive C, D, E on a USB external drive using a software "Drive Image 7.0"

Several weeks back I experienced some kind of a glitch that created problems on several of my programs, Access 2003 would not open Error # 3033. After hours of researching on Google --- I learned that I could change the USSHaynsworth.bak file extension to .mdb and my database opened up, problem was this backup file was three years old (missing any updates since 2004.

I then decided to restore the backup file that was on my external USB drive, as it was a larger file. It sent the file back over to the original folder, but now I'm getting the Error # 3033, don't have the necessary permissions to use this database.

Several websites on the Internet claim that they can solve my problem, if I'm willing to join. I do this work voluntarily without pay.

I'm confident that I've come to the right place and someone will assist me in getting back the last three years of information.

Best Regards,

Howard Doble
USS Haynsworth DD700 webmaster
Feb 7 '07 #1
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Well, I don't know why the files won't open if you're doing this from your own computer but maybe you can just create a new database and import everything over from the file you can't open.
Feb 7 '07 #2

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Well, I don't know why the files won't open if you're doing this from your own computer but maybe you can just create a new database and import everything over from the file you can't open.
I'm able to open up USS Haynsworth 2004-1.mdb, but not able to open up the larger file USS Haynsworth 2004.mdb that I hope contains a couple more years of input.

How can I import this file, if I'm unable to open it?

PS: Did I place this message in the wrong message board?

Thanks for your quick response.
Feb 7 '07 #3

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I don't know how this works when you don't have the permissions to the file but I'm not saying import the file but rather import the data in the file. Just give it a shot to see if it works.
Feb 7 '07 #4

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No seems to be answering this question? of the 3033 err when attempting to open a data base with .mdb exten
1. I am an administrator both on my system and the network
2. Database file located "C:\Program Files\Fastmaint2\FastMaint.mdb"

and I was given these instructions:

To open the database with Microsoft Access 2000:
Create a shortcut on your desktop to Microsoft Access and use this shortcut to open the FastMaint database.
The shortcut should call Microsoft Access with the following properties:
(MS Access path) (database path) /WRKGRP (workgroup path)
e.g. (all on a single line)
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "C:\Program
Files\fastmaint\FastMaint.mdb" /WRKGRP "C:\Program
Files\fastmaint\FastMaint.mdw" /excl

please respond to email ""

I would like to create database path: S:\Shared\Fastmaint for other users and myself. eventually.

Note: The "/excl" flag above opens the database in exclusive mode (single user mode). It is optional and is
only required if you want to create custom Microsoft Access Reports in the database.
Jul 17 '07 #5

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