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MS Access Security help

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Hello anyone who can help

I'm a novice at access, and have a fairly large database that I'm trying to change the password on. I keep getting the message that it's not set for exclusive use.
This is a pretty easy one for you folks I'm sure, but I'm not getting anywhere with it.

Basically I'm looking to completely remove all security settings, and just re-do it with the security wizard. Have a few access books the company bought, but None of them are of any assistance here.

When I try to change the password, it doesn't recognize the old one, even though I typed it exactly in order to open the database in the first place. Strange things.

Can anyone help out?
I would be most appreciative.

thanks
-JM
Nov 30 '07 #1
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puppydogbuddy
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Hello anyone who can help

I'm a novice at access, and have a fairly large database that I'm trying to change the password on. I keep getting the message that it's not set for exclusive use.
This is a pretty easy one for you folks I'm sure, but I'm not getting anywhere with it.

Basically I'm looking to completely remove all security settings, and just re-do it with the security wizard. Have a few access books the company bought, but None of them are of any assistance here.

When I try to change the password, it doesn't recognize the old one, even though I typed it exactly in order to open the database in the first place. Strange things.

Can anyone help out?
I would be most appreciative.

thanks
-JM
I am not familiar with that message you are getting, so I can't help you there. However, this link may help you diagnose and solve your problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235961
Dec 1 '07 #2

P: 42
Johan,

To open the database exclusively in order to change the database password - launch Access first, then click File ~ Open, navigate to your Access file and then notice that the Open button has a small drop-down at the right edge - select Open Exclusive.
Dec 1 '07 #3

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Awesome. Thanks! It's always the little things...
-jm
Dec 3 '07 #4

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