troubleshooting Question

Locked Database in MS Access 2003

Avatar of ServerManagementTeam
ServerManagementTeamFlag for Australia asked on
Microsoft ApplicationsMicrosoft Access
16 Comments4 Solutions444 ViewsLast Modified:

One of my users was using a DB this morning and his system crashed, upon which Access created a Lock file and did not delete it.
When trying to delete it, it says it is still in use.
We tried restarting his machine, but the same occurs.
The DB is on a network drive.
He is an admin on the DB. when he tries to open it, it tells him that only the admin can edit the DB, which is him.

Any idea?


Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 4 Answers and 16 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 4 Answers and 16 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros