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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Access Read-Only Nightmare

    I am a total newbie so this may seem easy for you people.

    I had several ACCESS files on a computer and needed
    to use them on another machine, so I burnt them to CD
    and copied them over to the new machine.

    But - now when I open them a box comes up saying that they are read-only and cannot be modified........ Nightmare.

    Somebody told me that if I highlighted the file then held the shift key
    down and double clicked it that this would open the file in ADMIN mode
    and I would be able to "save as" another name.

    That does not work because when you select "file" then try to select "save" or "save as" it wont allow it.

    Can anyone help with my dilema.......?

    Jeff

  2. #2
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    We're they secured databases in their original location, ie: Did you have to enter a UserName and Password?
    If so, did you copy the .mdw file(s) and "join" the workgroup(s) from the
    new PC?
    Inspiration Through Fermentation

  3. #3
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    No, RedNeckGeek, it's very simple:

    Whenever you copy a file from a read-only media like a CD to a disk, the files preserve their read-only status.

    So, the solution is to take your windows explorer, right-click on your .mdb file, and disable the read-only flag.

    Cheers!
    Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler! - A. Einstein
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  4. #4
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    I forgot to mention that if you have a directory structure on your CD, and you copy that whole structure, you have to remove the read-only flag on the folder, too.
    Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler! - A. Einstein
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  5. #5
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    jeffdovey, problem solved?
    Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler! - A. Einstein
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