getting the password from an access db

Posted on 2004-03-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Hi guys,

I have to write an application which checks the password of an access database ( access 97 and access 2000+), the reason for this is that we have various versions of a  system deployed, the db is identical, except for the password. As a result we need to access the db to change some tables, and need to get the password in order to access the db. The obvious solution is to create 2 separate apps, we would like to have a single app which cjecks which version of the system is present on various installations. I would like to be able to get the password as a String

Question by:m2maths
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ID: 10666018
you may not get any advice for hacking a password

but you can look at

better would be to popup a login-dialog

meikl ;-)

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Amir Azhdari earned 500 total points
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ID: 12399584
Or get the password recovery tool from
or any other software you cand find in google when searching for " access password recovery "

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ID: 12399607
" The obvious solution is to create 2 separate apps, we would like to have a single app which cjecks which version of the system is present on various installations. "

Are you sure the obvious solution is that one? If you really know the passwords for the database what does it cost you to build only one app that asks you at start your password and tells you if the password is correct.
And if it is not you should be able to put in the other password... if you know it of course.

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