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Windows 7: Access 2010 database password removal

11 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Access 2010 database password removal

Hi can someone please help me to remove a password i have set on my access 2010 database.

I know the password but i am unable to find a way to remove it, i have done a search on the microsoft web site and i have got the followinf info.

Remove a password
  1. Open the database in Exclusive mode.
How do I open a database in Exclusive mode?
  1. On the File tab, click Open.
  2. In the Open dialog box, browse to the file that you want to open, and then select the file.
  3. Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open Exclusive. The following figure depicts the menu.

  1. On the File tab, click Info, and then click Decrypt Database.
The Unset Database Password dialog box appears.
  1. Type your password in the Password box, and then click OK.
I have followed these instructions but when i get to theclick On the File tab, then click Info, and then click Decrypt Database,

the Decrypt database option is not there.

So can someone help me please

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13 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Hi i am not sure what the security is. when it loads it asks me for the password and then works fine it just will not let me remove the password.
If i open it in the exclusive mode i put in the password and the i get to option to set a password.
But whatever i enter it say not a valid password if i try and set a new one.

So does this mean it might be user level security

I enter data into this database on a daily basis and i have some old backups and it will let me remove the password from them ok but not the latest version.

Regards to you all

Hope you can help
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06 May 2015   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit
Enter Old PW First

Often a tool for setting a new password will first prompt for your current password. Try entering your current password on the 1st prompt, then it may ask for a new password, and usually twice.
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