Remove access password does not work RRS feed

  • Question

  • Nothing seems to work. Opened the database backend and front end in exclusive mode. Just no way to remove.

    Now I read, create a new database. I did and it asks me for the password. This is not good. Help

    Now it is asking me for a password in all my existing databases. 

    • Edited by MiaAccess Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:02 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:52 PM


  • To me, it sound like you modified the system mdw security file rather than a database specific mdw file, thus the security is being applied to all dbs.

    It's been a really long time since I've played around with this stuff, but if memory serves, the easiest solution is to copy a clean system mdw file from another system (probably best to first make a backup copy of your existing one, just in case). Check the C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Access folder for system.mdw

    Here's an old thread with the same issue:

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2019 Microsoft MVP
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:28 PM

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