Is there any way I can open this database

Posted on 2011-04-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We came across several old databases on our server storage.  Some of these we use to use on an old network.  1 database in particular I remember as being pretty useful... but I can no longer open it due to the below error.  Is there anything that can be done to get it open? I was also not able to import all objects into a new db container...   suggestions?
Question by:snyperj
1 Comment
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
ID: 35449768
You'd have to know the workgroup used to secure that database, and you'd need a valid username/password. If you don't know those, then unfortunately there's little you can do about it. There are utilities that can tell you the usernames/passwords, but that won't do you much good without the workgroup file.

Note also that while I'm sure that the file belongs to you EE rules prohibit us from doing any more than what I've done here. We cannot assist you in circumventing security.

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you need a simple but flexible process for maintaining an audit trail of who created, edited, or deleted data from a table, or multiple tables, and you can do all of your work from within a form, this simple Audit Log will work for you.
Implementing simple internal controls in the Microsoft Access application.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question