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I have searched around but cannot find how to remove the password on my MDB file using Access 2013.

I do know the password so I can open the MDB Ok, but I want to disable the password.

One Tut says go to the Security option in the menu. There is none.

thanks

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I want to disable the password.

Source How to password protected database in Access 2013

If you want to remove the password, then navigate to Info menu and select Decrypt Database.

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Then enter the password to remove the password protection for Access Database.

When trying to save that resulting database I cannot as I get the following message "You are trying to convert an encoded database. Decode the database, then try again"

Source Overview of Access security (MDB)

Encoding/decoding

The simplest method of protection is to encode the database. Encoding a database compacts the database file and helps protect it from being read by a word processor. Encoding a database that employs no security measures has no effect, because anybody can open the database and gain full access to all objects in the database. Encoding is particularly useful when you transmit a database electronically, or when your store it on floppy disk, tape, or compact disc.

Before you can encode or decode a Microsoft Access database, you must be either the owner of the database or, if the database employs security measures, a member of the Admins group of the workgroup information file that contains the accounts used to help protect the database. You must also be able to open the database in exclusive mode, which means you must have Open/Run and Open Exclusive permissions.

Decoding a database reverses the encoding.

To encode/decode the database:

File > Info > Users and Permissions > Encode/Decode Database
  • Thanks for the reply. I did try that previously however when trying to save that resulting database I cannot as I get the following message ; You are trying to convert an encoded database. Decode the database, then try again. – Krammig Sep 20 '14 at 23:40

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