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I've Deleted The Security.mwd File And Now Can't Open The Database.

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#1 DeniseB


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

Hi guys.

I've just spent 3 weeks designing and writing an Access database and writing the accompanying reports for my new company - nothing fancy but will meet the needs of this one man (woman) band. I finished the main bulk of the reports last night and decided to do some general housekeeping today as I had lots of unnecessary files that I'd generated recently. So far so good, until I tried to open the database and received the message:

"You do not have the necessary permissions to use the C:\etc object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish appropriate permissions for you"

I have also received a message "Cannot lock the file"

I have spent the rest of the day researching Access to see what I've done and think that it's because I've deleted the Security.mwd file (yes, I remember looking at it and thinking, no idea what that is ... delete)

I've tried recovering the deleted file using Softlogica Handy Recovery and PC Inspector software packages but when I try to open them Access shows a message "Unrecognized database format".

To make matters worse, I backed up my database onto a DVD today but didn't back up the Security.mwd file as I didn't realise its importance so now I can't use the backup either. The only one I can use is from about a week ago ... very basic version with no reports but I suppose that's something.

Anything you can suggest to get me up and running again would be welcome. My business only started officially this week and now it's at a halt until I can get into the database again ... what joy!

Many thanks.

Denise. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

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#3 DeniseB

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:20 AM

Hi garmanma and thank you for taking the time to respond.

I've checked both of the sites and neither really help. They deal with a corrupted database, e.g., tables and forms, whereas as far as I know there's nothing wrong with the actual database ... I just can't get into the damned thing! What a plonker.

If you think of anything else, please let me know.


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