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    Unanswered: lost mdw file

    hello freinds

    i was trying to make my database secure so i created a mdw file out of the access

    but while tweaking it .. it got deleted

    but i have the snapshot report which was created

    now when i am trying to open mdb its asking for mdw file .. which is missing

    so is there any way i can retreive my database

    i tried few options like going into the documents...system..system.mdw workgroup.. bt its missing as its not local to my system .. its on server.. i even tried to luk on the server but to vain

    It was saved under the name of security.mdw ..... i am able to work with other database's but only this particular application is not working

    any help or suggestions would be appreciated

    thanks
    sam
    Last edited by sam_01; 02-23-09 at 17:36.

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    I sure hope you were working on copies while fiddling about with security. I lost a database the first time I played with security. Glad it only took me 5 minutes to re-build that database ^^

    What happened to the mdw file? Did you delete it? You could try undelete tools?
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    thts my concern ... i deleted unknowlingly... and i dont have the copy either...

    the only possible think now would be making use of some tools ... like repair tools .. or kinda .. but have no idea which would the best tool

    if they are many free wares then would be glad ... or else any other suggestions would be of great help to me

    thanks and wating for valuable response

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    OMG... please for anyone else reading this, don't make the same mistake! Don't play with security settings in Access without first backing up your databases!!

    Sam, you could try looking for UNDELETE tools to try to recover your mdw, but beyond that, it sounds like you might have done the nasty to your database. Surely you have backups?!

    What is most important here, the tables and data or the forms/reports/code?
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    well yea .. i am in trouble i believe...

    i wil luk out for some recovery tools

    thanks

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    luk?

    Oh... look ^^ I thought you meant luck

    There are plenty of undelete tools out there, but they depend upon certain things. Did you delete it from a network drive or a local hard disk?

    What is most important here, the tables and data or the forms/reports/code? I have a basic recovery tool, but it only gets tables and data back.
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