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Recover user database password

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We used software from a now defunct company for many years and all of our data is stored in an access database. Two years ago our software was updated, but we never burned the new version to disk. The computer has now crashed and data recover is not possible on the drive. We have a backup of the database but only an older version of the program to access it. The older version does not show all of the fields in the newer version. We have found a new vendor, but now we cannot access the data because of user level password protection evidently built into the program.
Is there a way to remove the password so the data can be imported into our new software?

TIA
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Oct 8 '08 #1
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Use Google to search for Sergei (or Sergey) Gavrilov. He quit writing
"password recovery" programs, but some of his are still posted as demos (and
as a caution about keeping sensitive data in Access, even if you used
Access' security).

Larry Linson
Microsoft Office Access MVP

"kbrci" <kb******@comcast.netwrote in message
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We used software from a now defunct company for many years and all of our
data is stored in an access database. Two years ago our software was
updated, but we never burned the new version to disk. The computer has now
crashed and data recover is not possible on the drive. We have a backup of
the database but only an older version of the program to access it. The
older version does not show all of the fields in the newer version. We
have found a new vendor, but now we cannot access the data because of user
level password protection evidently built into the program.
Is there a way to remove the password so the data can be imported into our
new software?

TIA
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------= Binary Usenet downloading made easy =---------
-= Get GrabIt for free from http://www.shemes.com/ =-

Oct 13 '08 #2

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