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      AskWoody Lounger

      My company has moved to a new system and we have years of information stored in an Access97 database that I do not want to lose. The problem is that I do not have access to the tables (and no one else seems to either as the creator of the database has long since left the company or maybe even passed away). Is there anyway to get around this protection in order to save the years of data stored in the tables before the database is removed from service? I apologize if this is a stupid question.

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Definitely not a stupid question. Exactly how are you blocked? Can you open the database with the Shift key depressed? Does it require a database password? If the latter, you should be able to find a 3rd party product to crack the db password.

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      AskWoody Lounger

      MarkLiquorman – Thanks for your response. There is a password on the database but I have that. No one seems to have access to the database window. When it opens the only options you have outside the input screens are to close or minimize. I just tried opening the database while holding down the shift key and it worked. Thank you so much! I feel silly now but very happy to learn this little trick :-).

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