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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 321905
When you open a database, a prompt appears for a database password, even though you may not have set a database password for the database.
You previously opened the database in one of the following ways:
After a database password is set in this way, you cannot access the database by opening it directly in Microsoft Access. To recover the information from the database, you must open the database by using either a hyperlink or VBA automation code. Then you must export each of the objects into a new database.
Opening the Database Using a Hyperlink
Opening the Database Using VBA Automation Code
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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