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This article was previously published under Q288960
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 232589
In Microsoft Access 2002 or Microsoft Access 2003, when you try to open or convert a secured Microsoft Access 97 or earlier database file, you may receive the following error message:
The current user account doesn't have permission to convert or enable this database.
To convert or enable a database, ensure the following:
* You must join the workgroup that defines the user accounts used to access the database.
* Your user account must have Open/Run and Open Exclusive permissions for the database object.
* Your user account must have Modify Design or Administer permissions for all the tables in the database, or it must be the owner of all tables in the database.
* Your user account must have Read Design permission for all objects in the database.
* Request that other users close the database.
Although you may have met all the conditions of the error message, if you are not the owner of the secured database, you may not be able to either open or convert the database.
To convert the database to the newer version, you can do one of the following:
When Access 2002 or Access 2003 tries to open a database that was created in Access 97 or earlier, it displays a dialog box that gives you the choice of opening the database as read-only or converting it to the newer version. In the case of a secured database, the Convert/Open Database dialog box does not appear if you are not the owner.
How to Find Owner of the Database
How to Import the Objects to a New Database
For additional information about another problem you may encounter when you try to convert a secured Access database that was created in an earlier version of Access, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224341/ )ACC2000: Error Message: Can't Open or Convert This Previous Version Database
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