Unsecured databases now require reference to security.mdw


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Angela

I'm not sure what happened on our network overnight, but this morning all of
the unsecured databases (most of which are sitting on my harddrive, just
personal databases that I use) can't be accessed. I get an error message
that Access can't find the file security.mdw on one of our LAN drives. There
is a file with that name, not on the R drive but elsewhere, and it belongs to
another database that I also use. How do I fix it so that the unsecured
databases can be opened without using the security file? Is there some
setting within Access that was changed that I can change back?
 
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Tom van Stiphout

On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:36:01 -0800, Angela

Check this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278329

Then run the Workgroup Administrator and select system.mdw as your
workgroup file. Search for it using Windows Find utility. I think it
may be in the windows\system32 folder. If you have several, use the
one with the most recent date.

-Tom.
Microsoft Access MVP
 

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