Problem word extracting data from an Access database

I have a client who extracts data from an access database and gets the following error.

Error Message
The access database is not password protected.

Can anyone help.

Thanks in advance.
Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAsked:
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
What mechanism is being used to extract the data - VBA code, mail merge, separate application or something else?
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Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I'll find out.

Clive
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Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I want to keep this open.  I'm still trying to find out.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I have a client who extracts data from an access database

Did this system of extraction ever work?
1. The password may be required on the "MS Word" end of this system, ...and have very little to do with Access.
2. "Not a valid password", ....is the user sure they are typing the correct password?
(don't laugh, ...it happens)
;-)

3. The error seems to indicate that a password was provided (even if it was blank), ...but was not correct.
"Not a valid password" may also indicate that the password contains unauthorized characters, ...or is not long enough, ...or is not "Strong" enough...
It could also be that the password was changed, ...but your user was not notified.

Hope this helps a bit as well...
;-)

JeffCoachman
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Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Jeff.

The extraction has been working for many years.  The database is not password protected.  I don't think it has anything to do with Access, either.

The code that does the extraction (Word) does not ask the user for a password.

Clive
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Then lets see what other users post.
I may be that something changed if you upgraded your Office version perhaps?
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Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Jeff.

It turned out to be a password problem in that the backend database suddenly got a password although I hadn't touched in years.  It remains a mystery.

Clive
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Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Virat.  Good to know.

Clive
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
ok
Great
;-)
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