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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004

    Question Unanswered: Changing Attributes on copy of Database

    Please provide an answer...

    I have a user attempting copying an Access Db onto a CD. The copy needs to be available to other users for update and edit.

    After the copy the Db is done, it sets the attributes to Read-Only. I attempt to change the attributes, but it will not allow me to do this.

    Does anyone know what steps are needed to change the attributes after the Db is copied to CD? Is this a formatting issue?

    Thanks in advance...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    out on a limb
    Provided Answers: 59
    A CD is by defintion read only (or if you will write protected). It might be possible to write to a CD-RW and keep the database open for writing [not sure haven't tried it]). The CD is a great medium for moving databases, especially if they are not connected by a network (internal or external), but it isn;t apporpiate for what you are trying to do.
    Your user will need to copy the file(s) to their local disk and run the copy there. Note by definition thatwill then bcome the data (& design if you haven't split the data from the forms & reports) master. Unless your user has designed in a method of handling remote data integration (ie bringing data back into a central db) then they will have a real problem.

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