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Do not have permission to open mdb file after XP upgrade

I have a client who upgraded to windows XP, and they have a MS access database that is secured through a workgroup file.

I downloaded a program from passware, and found the database file does not have a password associated with it - but the application does say it has a VB project and suggests using a VBA recovery program.

I took all the data and kept the same paths and tried getting this database to work on a 98 /office 2000 machine and it still doesnt work.

I found some docs that suggested using MS access Workgroup admin to create a new security file and trying to open the DB using a shortcut - still no dice.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
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ccondo
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ccondo
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jadedataMS Access Systems CreatorCommented:
Greetings ccondo!

  You need to find the copy of the MDW file used to create/maintain that MDB file and its DATA files.
  That MDW has the key words you need.

  If this application was running from a shortcut on the client machine, that shortcut may have a listing of the path/name of the MDW after a /wrkgrp command line switch.
  You could get lucky.

regards
jack
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stevbeCommented:
Another option is if your client has the exact details of the information they used to create the mdw file you could recreate it using the exact same values.

Steve
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