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Problem with Access 2003 User Security DB opening with Access 2007

Postby RG9ubmE » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 05:55:01 GMT

I have a copy of a shared Access 2003 database (.mdb) which I created and 
have used since 2000 with group/user level security file (system.mdb).  I 
have recently since moved to another company and want to use the database at 
this office.

Every time I try to open it, I get the error message "You do not have the 
necessary permissions to use the :\NameOfDatabase.mdb object.  Have your 
system administrator or the person who created this object establish the 
appropriate permissions for you."

I am a little more confused now that  I have read a couple of these posts 
that refer to a "System.mdw" file.  I believe mine has always been 
"System.mdb".

How can I open this database?
I would really appreciate assistance since I spent ~ 10 years refining this 
database and would love to be able to use it again.

-- 
Donna N.

Re: Problem with Access 2003 User Security DB opening with Access 2007

Postby Arvin Meyer [MVP] » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:47:30 GMT

You need to have the original System.mdw file (the security file, which can 
have other names, but generally has the .mdw extension) from the computer 
where the database was previously stored. If it was that easy to move a 
database around, it wouldn't be very secure, would it? You could search for 
someone one the Internet to crack your security, and there probably are 
some, but without the file, it may be expensive.
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Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
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