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  1. #1
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    Angry Unanswered: Unlocking MDE File

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to unlock a MDE File? And more so, how to retrieve the vba code that was used within the database?

    Thanks

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    That's kind of the point of an MDE, it's compiled...
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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    Oh darn! I hear you.

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    And when you figure that out, see if you can find the formula for Classic Coke, too!
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything foolproof...is that fools are so darn ingenious!

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    What replies! Thank you folks.

    And Missingling...I'll find the formula for.....

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    On a slightly more serious tip, this is not something the average or even above-average user can do. There are a few vendors out there who specialize in this sort of thing, but it's a bit pricy.

    What sort of scenario are you in that you can't acquire the .mdb?
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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    Thanks for the tip, Teddy. I will work around it and do some research on MDE files.

    By the way, I would like to share what I do not want in this MS Access forum - I don't believe this is the place for humour or sarcastic remarks such as the statement provided by Missingling.

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    Sometimes we're a little surly 'round here...

    Your best bet is DEFINATELY to acquire the .mdb and create a brand-spankin new .mde though...
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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    If you don't want "humour or sarcastic remarks" you shouldn't ask for help in violating security measures imposed by other programmers! In other forums you wouldn't even get a reply! Asking for this kind of help is like asking for help in bypassing password protection! No one is going to help here! We all will assume you have a valid reason for needing this help, but we have no way of knowing that!
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything foolproof...is that fools are so darn ingenious!

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    Missinglinq Dear, I like you...You provide such powerful words and advice! Thank you tonnes. Do have a great day.

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    The last I heard WaynePhillips (a poster on this forum though not for some time) was the only person to have figured this out**. It is an available service assuming you can demonstrate that this is legit:
    http://www.everythingaccess.com/

    However I would go with everyone else and suggest that your #1 priority should be to try to track down the original mdb.

    EDIT - **reading his www it seems he doesn't claim to be the only (he does claim to be the best though lol).
    Last edited by pootle flump; 08-18-06 at 04:53.
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    ur codings are working excelent.

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