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Access 2010 Security and Lost Password

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I have a database I originally created in 2003 then successfully migrated to 2007. Now, with Access 2010, I'm trying unsuccessully to open the db. I'm pretty sure I have the correct password and username.

However, when I try to log in, I keep getting an "incorrect password" message.
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by:viralypatel
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1. remove the password protection from the 2003 version.
2. Migrate to 2010
3. recreate the password
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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<<However, when I try to log in, I keep getting an "incorrect password" message. >>

 Sounds like your using User Level (Workgroup) security rather then a simple database password.  Make sure your starting the DB with the correct workgroup file with the DB using the /wrkgrp switch in a shortcut on the command line.

Jim.
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by:dplearning
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Thanks JDettman,

You're right. I needed to join the workgroup first.

I was able to open Access 2010, type Ctrl + G (to open a VB window) and Type: "Docmd.RunCommand acCmdWorkgroupAdministrator" This allowed me to start the Workgroup Admin Wizard and let me join to my .mdw workgroup file.
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