While fiddling around with the security of my access database project I set up this MDW file. I have a shortcut on the desktop that runs access with the /WRKGRP suffix, prompts me for my password, and lets me in. If I run the access.exe file directly from my office folder the login script comes up, but no password or user name will let me in; even to a bland database. I realize its because the MDW file is now filtering all runs, but I'd like to undo the whole mess & return to a nice unsecure database where access starts up (without the password request) from the office folder or any .MDB file. I don't want to adjust every occurence of the run command to go thru this mdw..I just want it gone. Any suggestions?