Open a password protected MDB/MDW
Now I have a task I need to do and I went back to this DB. The problem is I have it tightly secured and I cannot remember username nor password for this!
If I try to open the MDB alone I get an error message saying I don't have permissions. If I try to open the DB using the shortcut which points to the MDW, I get the login screen but again, I don't remember the username and password.
I also tried to import the DB bjects to a new DB (I'm in Access 2007) but again, no permissions screen comes up.
I checked online and found some softwares that are able to recover the password but for such a lame think I'm not willing to spend 20 USD
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I guess It's not the group issue as other threads has said, because it doesn't come up the user/pass prompt window when opening other files. And I tried to delete that system.mdw file but no use.
I have an application that allows you to browse to a separate database and connect but, if the seperate db is password protected, then there may be issues so by detecting if a password is required, I would use a password form
I have a question:
I have a database and a mdw file
is it ok to rename my database? or do I get in troubel with the security?
does the mdw refer to my database?
my database name = ralph v1.0.mdb
I make some adjustments and I rename my database to ralph v1.1.mdb
is this ok or do I get in trouble
How can I use this system.mdb from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE?
I only get use "SystemDB"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\riella.cgr\\Dados de aplicativos\\Microsoft\\Access\\System.mdw" from [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\A ccess\Jet\4.0\Engines].
I alredy change [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engi nes] "SystemDB"="System.mdb" to "SystemDB"="System.mdw", "SystemDB"="c:\System.mdw" and "SystemDB"="c:\System.mdb" but I dont have any result
I have a secure? client linked to an ODBC SQL Server 2008 db using an mdw file. My question is, if a user has access to the client via a password, what stops the same user from creating another blank mdb and using the same mdw in a path statement to open the data base (SQL Server
Please let me know what is the best way to do it .
1. Will macro help in extracting data for a particular date in table(daily basis)
2.Can macro helps in extracting data for this password protected mdb.
3.Any other way .vbs or something ?
4.Some examples if possible
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "S:\YourSystem.mdb" /WRKGRP "S:\YourWorkgroup.mdw"
or open my .mdb file directly.
When I open my .mdb file using different user account in Windows, it uses default workgroup information file, and no security is applied.
but I can easily bypass multi-user security by deleting workgroup information file. I think I am missing something here.
I guess I have to distribute the shortcut among users. How should I secure .mdw and .mdb file in system level,