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Prevent Access 2010 from converting Access 2003 .mdb file

Most posts talk about converting .MDB files to the new format for Access 2010. I would actually like to PREVENT that and keep the database in Access 2003 format (.MDB). Furthermore, I would like to prevent any users from converting the database by mistake. Is there some way to keep an .mdb file locked from any conversion to a newer format?
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I agree with boag2000. If the database is properly split and the front end is compile into a MDE then the front end database CAN'T be convert.

I still keep all my database in the MDB format even with Access 2007 and 2010. I still create an MDE with Access 2007 or 2010. The MDE is not backwardly compatible. An MDE created with 2007 can't be used with Access 2003.  I have an app that where the MDE is created with Access 2003 and used with 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013 witout every getting converted.

I do not have any application in Access that need the new features in ACE (.accdb) so I don't convert to the new format.
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It seems that it didn't automatically convert the version, so all is OK