Unlocking An Access File

  EmBeZzLeR 19:36 22 May 2003

I need to get into an access file but i can only access the form but i want to be able to make changes to the database. Does any know how i can do this?

When it opens up, only a form is displayed.

  Chris the Ancient 20:12 22 May 2003

Two things you can try.

Hold the Shift key down as you open the database OR try pressing F11 after the database has opened. These MAY open the database front end.

However, if the designer did his homework and used Access to the full, these may not work (just to stop people fiddling!).


  IanNiblock 08:39 23 May 2003

If the above options do not work you could try creating a new database and then importing all the objects from the old database (Use File->Get External Data)?

  EmBeZzLeR 12:31 23 May 2003

It worked.

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