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Read Only access in Microsoft Access 2007

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Currently, I have a Microsoft Access Database 2007.  Multiple people need to access the application at one time, but receive "Read Only" accesss.  Is there anyway to allow multiple users full access?  Thanks.
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OB1Canobie,

Two reasons this might happen:
1. You are trying to open a DB from inside a zip (compressed file)
2. The file was copied from a CD Rom.

In either case, find the file and right click it.
Select "Properties"
Clear the "Read Only" Checkbox.

JeffCoachman
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Jeff,

neither are the case.  I did right click on the database fiel and everything had checkmarks by them.  The employee has no restrictions.
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someone might have an exclusive lock on the file instead of a shared lock (which should be normal). this can be caused by many things. but try removing the file from it's current location or resetting the share if its shared over a network.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OB1Canobie,

<I did right click on the database fiel and everything had checkmarks by them. >
If "Everything" had a checkmark then  "Read Only" was ON.

Please UNCHECK the Read Only Property, and test for the issue.

JeffCoachman
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All users must have full permissions on the folder conatining the access database file(s).
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Peter,

I checked this as well.  My administrator for IT persoanlly reviewed and said all permissions are given to the user.
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I have resolved the issue.  For some reason the server needed to be restarted for the permissions to the folder to be refreshed.  Thanks everyone for your help.
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