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How to make Microsoft access 2010 read only?

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#1 joannawongx


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:03 AM

I have been making a database spreadsheet on Microsoft Access I was wondering does anyone know how to make it read only so no one can change the data when reading it. 


Also are there any software applications I could get to make the security better? 


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

You can make a file read-only by navigating to it in Windows Explorer, RIGHT clicking on its name then selecting 'Properties' from the pop-up menu. At the bottom of the general tab in properties you will see 'Attributes'. If you then tick the 'Read-only' box you set the file read only. This will only protect the file against accidental changes since it is just as easy to un-set the attribute.


In 2007 and 2010 you can password protect the file against unauthorised readers but it adds no more protection against authorised readers !


There may or may not be any third party applications which will do what you want, it's not an area I know anything about.


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