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No permissions for Database, but have .mdw file.  How can I edit it t gain acces to Db?

Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have an .mdb that a previous Access developer created. Unfortunately, the developer left no documentation and no security credentials.  : (  My boss has charged me with cleansing some of the data from the database and changing the security so that that databse can be used.  I do not have admin rights (or the admin password) for the database.  An MDW file was set up for use with the database. I do have the .mdw file.

I need to know how I can open and edit the database and make changes to  the security.  I don't have much experience with Access, so please be gentle.  : )

Thanks in advance.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 250 total points
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"I need to know how I can open and edit the database and make changes to  the security.  "

Without the password / admin rights, you will not be able to do this. And we at EE cannot suggest anything that might be considered hacking.

Your best shot is to use the G word - and search for a service that can help you.

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