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How to break link between system.mdw and Access 97

Posted on 2002-05-14
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A user has created an mdb, assigned rights to objects, used the work group administrator to join a work group, then, as far as I can tell, went back to an unsecured backup and renamed it to the original mdb file name.

They are being prompted for the mdw when they try to open the renamed unsecured backup.

What can we do to get rid of the link to the mdw? I have not been there yet to see if there is an mdw on the hard drive. I am told the copy on the network was deleted.

Thanks in advance for your help and please let me know if you need more information.
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by:blakeh1
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Are they using a shortcut that uses the /wrkgrp switch to specify the workgroup file
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by:smoyano
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Thanks blakeh1. They are not using a shortcut but are instead double clicking on the .mdb file in Explorer.
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by:smoyano
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blakeh1: It turns out that she is prompted for the .mdw when she starts access not only when she double-clicks on the mdb file.

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wilmet earned 150 total points
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Suggest that they use the Workgroup Administrator to join with "system.mdw" which is the defauly security file for Access.  It's usually located in the D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office folder.
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by:smoyano
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Thank you wilmet. I will be there tomorrow and will get back to you.
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It worked.
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