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I have written a stock control programme for  our small shop in vb4.
 Our weekly spares order is is transferd to a professional  program written by our suppliers when the order comes back down the modem the price and availabilty of the spares our stored in a microsoft access database,when i try to look at the database using microsoft access the information looks like  this>@~%$£G544~.
As a novice i wish to now is this encryption and is it possible to unencrypt it if so how?
if it is not possible would sombody tell me also.  .

have tried unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
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Question by:hotpoint
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by:dansari
ID: 1426805
Microsoft Access should do the decryption - encryption only makes the database indecipherable from another program, such as a word processor.  No password is required for decryption.

Passwords can be set for Access databases, but then Access would ask you for the password if this were the case.
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by:y96andha
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I think there has been a transmission error when you transferred the order files. Did you receive any error messages doing it?
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by:DarkAge
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You saied that you're trying to look at the data base, how?
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by:hotpoint
ID: 1426808
have tryed unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
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by:hotpoint
ID: 1426809
Edited text of question
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by:hotpoint
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have tried unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
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by:y96andha
ID: 1426811
If they have encrypted the data manually, it might be very hard to decrypt it. Try asking them how to decrypt, as I assume that there is no secret information in the database since you can read it all out using their program?
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Chizl earned 400 total points
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If you don't have the decrypter, algorithm of the crypter, or a very good hacker your will not be able to decrypt it.
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by:hotpoint
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where do i get a hacker or is that out of  a beginners league
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by:Chizl
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It would be hard to find one to admit it.  There are many that will say they are, but are all talk..  If you want one of those go to:
http://www.hitbox.com/wc/MAKElists/top10HackingPhreaking.html  and find a site with someones email and ask them..

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