My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and I use Access 2007. I have a very small database that I created which I want to protect both at the file level as well as the data level. i.e. if someone opens the file, it will ask for a password which should be very hard to find within the application. And the other is if the thief does succeed, the data will be encrypted and it will be seen as garbage without entering another password. How does one go about doing this, and hope the Gurus can please show me how.