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How does this Excel link to password protected Access db work!?

Steve Knight
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This one stumped me when asked, though I don't touch MS Access much being mainly Lotus Notes guy so sorry if this is a stupid question!

There is currently an Access MDB which users access through a simple Excel sheet.  The Excel sheet opens the MDB using \ hyperlink file://\\server\share\dir\file.mdb

When the users click on the link they are NOT prompted for a password (which is 'correct')
When a user (or admin) opens the MDB specifically they ARE asked for a password

Now..... a certain machine, with multiple different users when clicking on the link in the Excel sheet is also being prompted for the password.

I don't understand the mechanism for how the other users (including myself who has never touched it before) can click on the link in the Excel sheet and have it open the MDB?!

Any pointers gratefully accepted.

thanks

Steve

Office XP + 2007 compatibility pack.
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