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Old November 17th, 2003, 08:05 PM
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Default Someone Please Help

This is my problem.
One of the users was entering information into the Access database and made some last minute changes. Upon exiting, I believe the program was closed or shut down unexpectedly.
Now the database does not open.
I get to the screen that asks for the password, but get an error message once the password is entered. The error reads:

You or another user may have unexpectedly quit Microsoft Access while a Microsoft Access database was open.
Do you want Microsoft Access to attempt to repair

When I click on yes to repair, I get another error saying that I entered an invalid password.

Also, inside the same folder where the database resides, a new file appears which has the following extension: Access.LockFile.9

I would appreciate any advise

Old November 17th, 2003, 11:01 PM
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Try this article from microsoft


Old November 19th, 2003, 07:22 PM
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make a copy of your database
1. move it to another folder (temporary)
2. delete the lock file
3. rename your database (safe keeping)
4. copy the database back from the temporary folder
this should bring you back up.

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