Access 2007 System.mdw Default Location


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Dweezil38

I can't find the default "System.mdw" for Access 2007? Is there one? Do I
have to copy over my "System.mdw" file from Access 2003.

I've searched everywhere and I just can't seem to find the default End User
security file or settings for Access 2007. Do I have to repair or uninstall
and re-install?

What am I doing wrong? By the way I know how to run the Workgroup
Administrator from within Access 2007. I just can't find the default
system.mdw.

Dweezil
 
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Douglas J. Steele

Go to the Immediate Window, type

?SysCmd(acSysCmdGetWorkgroupFile)

and hit Enter.
 
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Dweezil38

Thank you, but not the answer to my question. I want to know where the
default system.mdw file is, not the one I'm currently connected to. When I
say default, I mean when you first install Access 2007 where is the first,
initial, from the factory, "System.mdw" file located? I can't find it? Is
there one or does Access 2007 use something else??

Thanks muchly.
 
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Douglas J. Steele

Why do you think that the mdw file to which you're currently connect isn't
the default one? Unless you've explicitly told Access to use a different
one, it should be the default one.
 
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Dweezil38

Douglas,

You are correct. I changed it to something I use for a Database I developed.
NOW I WANT TO USE THE SYSTEM.MDW FROM THE FACTORY!!!!!!! WHERE IS IT??????
 
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I've spent days trying to sort out this problem having set security on a 2003 database, then finding that whenever I started Access 2007 it asked for a logon, regardlless of the database I was using.

The answer is here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888734. Access to the Workgroup Administrator in Access 2007 is through the VB immediate window.

And what the posts do not tell you is that you don't need to have a 2007 database open. You can open the VB immediate window at the Access 2007 Getting Started page, using CTRL+G.

The Workgroup Administrator will then allow you to Join the system.mdw file, first showing the location in a file browse window. Because I had re-installed Access 2007 I had two system.mdw files, so I joined to the earlier one, and everything works now.
 
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I had this issue and to find the the location when I clicked on the "create" button and then the location was "revealed" to me in the save dialogue. Cancelled the create and just posted the location with the default system.mdw name. I wish the workgroup administrator stuff was reinvented as a different beast back in the 90s...
 
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Why do these forum posts have to be so detailed and uninformative?

The user asked a simple question:
I can't find the default "System.mdw" for Access 2007?

The answer should have been as simple as:
C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Access\System.mdw
 

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