MS Access 2002 - Admin Forgot Password? HELP


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Malcolm-Tulsa

I have MS Access 2002 on my home computer. Yesterday, I
set a password in the application for me as an Admin in
the User Accounts (not database specific). However, I must
have made a typographical error when I created the
password and now I cannot open ANY OF MY DATABASES!!

I thought perhaps uninstalling MS Office Professional, and
then reinstalling the software would fix the problem, but
it has not. I have also copied a back-up copy of one of
the databases back over and it still will not let me in.
There is a password assigned as the Admin, and now I don't
know what it is. What can I do?

mailto:MalcolmNash@cox.net
Tulsa, OK
 
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TC

The password is stored in the workgroup (MDW) file, not the database (MDB)
file. See if you have a backup copy of the workgroup file.

HTH,
TC
 
S

Scott McDaniel

Your password is stored in the system.mdw file ... assuming you did not
create your own, new workgroup file. Try finding and renaming this file,
then opening your database. Access will automatically rebuild it for you,
and you should be able to login.
 
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I have MS Access 2002 on my home computer. Yesterday, I
set a password in the application for me as an Admin in
the User Accounts (not database specific). However, I must
have made a typographical error when I created the
password and now I cannot open ANY OF MY DATABASES!!

I thought perhaps uninstalling MS Office Professional, and
then reinstalling the software would fix the problem, but
it has not. I have also copied a back-up copy of one of
the databases back over and it still will not let me in.
There is a password assigned as the Admin, and now I don't
know what it is. What can I do?

mailto:MalcolmNash@cox.net
Tulsa, OK
:bow:Hey to all

Hey, how would you feel if I solve your problem?:D
I'm saying this because I have also faced such a situation.But when I used MS Access password recovery, I just recovered my password in just no time. If wish you can also try it once. Ask me, it will surely help you to recover passwords of MS Access databases. :thumb:
http://www.sysinfotools.com/recovery/ms-access-password-recovery.html
All you have to do, just try it once. :bow:
 
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I had so much frustration with this by myself

More precisely rename the string to something else
Application Data\Microsoft\Access\System.mdw

Find in regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Access Connectivity Engine\Engines
 

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