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In MS Access 2007, what does the asterisk indicate when it appears next to a table name in the Navigation Pane?

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An asterisk next to the table name indicates there are unsaved changes to that table.

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I exit Access completely, re-open the database, and the asterisks remain. Under which circumstances can you think of would the asterisks persist following a restart? It is a local database. –  Ali Nabavi Feb 8 '10 at 6:41
    
If you go to the database and save it, does the asterisk remain? –  John T Feb 8 '10 at 12:09
    
Affirmative. I click on the Office Button and the Save item is inactive. I press Ctrl + S and nothing changes. (Thanks for following up!) –  Ali Nabavi Feb 8 '10 at 22:39
    
Oh . . . my . . . god. . . . Well, turns out that the table's name -- ITS NAME -- CONTAINS AN ASTERISK. . . . Thanks anyway for your time, John. (Suffice it to say that I did not create this database and was hired to migrate data out of it.) –  Ali Nabavi Feb 9 '10 at 0:42
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Oh wow, looks like they did the right thing by replacing the last guy :) –  John T Feb 9 '10 at 1:08
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