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HELP! I forgot the db password

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Robert, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Robert

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    I created an excellent inventory db using ACCESS 97 (that is how old it was),
    it was upgraded (converted to ACCESS 2000) but when I made my last back up
    copy, it was May 2002.
    Since then, I have continued to learn ACCESS development and someone asked
    to see previous work of mine. When I tried to open my old DB, it asked the
    password and I can not for my life, remember what it was.
    Is there any hope? Anyone who I can send my db to and you can get past it
    and send it back to me.
    There is enough of my info in the db to show i designed it.

    HELP! Please.
    Robert
     
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  3. Larry Linson

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    "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:133737B6-A2D6-4D76-8EBC-4F7BADEF04FC@microsoft.com...
    >I created an excellent inventory db using ACCESS 97 (that is how old it
    >was),
    > it was upgraded (converted to ACCESS 2000) but when I made my last back up
    > copy, it was May 2002.
    > Since then, I have continued to learn ACCESS development and someone asked
    > to see previous work of mine. When I tried to open my old DB, it asked
    > the
    > password and I can not for my life, remember what it was.
    > Is there any hope? Anyone who I can send my db to and you can get past it
    > and send it back to me.
    > There is enough of my info in the db to show i designed it.


    If it is an overall database password, and you still have a copy of the
    Access 97 version, you'll find a password retrieval example/sample at
    http://www.trigeminal.com. He wrote it because it was so trivial and he was
    tired of seeing people get ripped off for 40 or 50 dollars by people selling
    the same functionality.

    Googling archived posts in comp.databases.ms-access might give you some
    things to try short of purchasing software to break security -- Serge
    Gavrilov used to have a free password recovery db at
    http://accesstools.narod.ru that also demonstrated it could be done on a
    much more detailed scale (that is, the user and group level security). It,
    too, as I recall was for A97, and, if memory serves, it was the last one he
    bothered to do, because there wasn't much market for those.

    But I understand others still create and sell similar software. That's why
    we don't suggest you rely on Access security if the contents of your
    database are valuable. You can use any of a number of server databases, with
    an Access front-end, and have heavy-duty security. (Yes, I know, even
    'password lite' can seem heavy-duty if you can't get into your own
    database.)

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     
  4. Robert

    Robert
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    Larry, I visited the site, but could only find the password retrieval for a
    Jet 3x database and I have no idea what that is. I did not find the link for
    the ACCESS password retreival. Could you be more specific in the link? or
    tell me how to do it?

    Robert

    "Larry Linson" wrote:

    >
    > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:133737B6-A2D6-4D76-8EBC-4F7BADEF04FC@microsoft.com...
    > >I created an excellent inventory db using ACCESS 97 (that is how old it
    > >was),
    > > it was upgraded (converted to ACCESS 2000) but when I made my last back up
    > > copy, it was May 2002.
    > > Since then, I have continued to learn ACCESS development and someone asked
    > > to see previous work of mine. When I tried to open my old DB, it asked
    > > the
    > > password and I can not for my life, remember what it was.
    > > Is there any hope? Anyone who I can send my db to and you can get past it
    > > and send it back to me.
    > > There is enough of my info in the db to show i designed it.

    >
    > If it is an overall database password, and you still have a copy of the
    > Access 97 version, you'll find a password retrieval example/sample at
    > http://www.trigeminal.com. He wrote it because it was so trivial and he was
    > tired of seeing people get ripped off for 40 or 50 dollars by people selling
    > the same functionality.
    >
    > Googling archived posts in comp.databases.ms-access might give you some
    > things to try short of purchasing software to break security -- Serge
    > Gavrilov used to have a free password recovery db at
    > http://accesstools.narod.ru that also demonstrated it could be done on a
    > much more detailed scale (that is, the user and group level security). It,
    > too, as I recall was for A97, and, if memory serves, it was the last one he
    > bothered to do, because there wasn't much market for those.
    >
    > But I understand others still create and sell similar software. That's why
    > we don't suggest you rely on Access security if the contents of your
    > database are valuable. You can use any of a number of server databases, with
    > an Access front-end, and have heavy-duty security. (Yes, I know, even
    > 'password lite' can seem heavy-duty if you can't get into your own
    > database.)
    >
    > Larry Linson
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Robert

    Robert
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    Larry, the link to narod.ru was most helpful. Thank you very much. Now i
    just need to find out what is a Jet 3x or 4 db.

    Have a great day.
    RT

    "Larry Linson" wrote:

    >
    > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:133737B6-A2D6-4D76-8EBC-4F7BADEF04FC@microsoft.com...
    > >I created an excellent inventory db using ACCESS 97 (that is how old it
    > >was),
    > > it was upgraded (converted to ACCESS 2000) but when I made my last back up
    > > copy, it was May 2002.
    > > Since then, I have continued to learn ACCESS development and someone asked
    > > to see previous work of mine. When I tried to open my old DB, it asked
    > > the
    > > password and I can not for my life, remember what it was.
    > > Is there any hope? Anyone who I can send my db to and you can get past it
    > > and send it back to me.
    > > There is enough of my info in the db to show i designed it.

    >
    > If it is an overall database password, and you still have a copy of the
    > Access 97 version, you'll find a password retrieval example/sample at
    > http://www.trigeminal.com. He wrote it because it was so trivial and he was
    > tired of seeing people get ripped off for 40 or 50 dollars by people selling
    > the same functionality.
    >
    > Googling archived posts in comp.databases.ms-access might give you some
    > things to try short of purchasing software to break security -- Serge
    > Gavrilov used to have a free password recovery db at
    > http://accesstools.narod.ru that also demonstrated it could be done on a
    > much more detailed scale (that is, the user and group level security). It,
    > too, as I recall was for A97, and, if memory serves, it was the last one he
    > bothered to do, because there wasn't much market for those.
    >
    > But I understand others still create and sell similar software. That's why
    > we don't suggest you rely on Access security if the contents of your
    > database are valuable. You can use any of a number of server databases, with
    > an Access front-end, and have heavy-duty security. (Yes, I know, even
    > 'password lite' can seem heavy-duty if you can't get into your own
    > database.)
    >
    > Larry Linson
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Douglas J. Steele

    Douglas J. Steele
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    Access 97 used Jet 3.5x. Access 2000 (and newer) use Jet 4

    BTW, the specific link at MichKa's site is
    http://www.trigeminal.com/codes.asp?ItemID=5#5 As Larry stated, if you've
    got an overall database password in Access 97, that will retrieve it for
    you.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A7978BB5-523F-481E-85F5-55DFB67249DB@microsoft.com...
    > Larry, the link to narod.ru was most helpful. Thank you very much. Now i
    > just need to find out what is a Jet 3x or 4 db.
    >
    > Have a great day.
    > RT
    >
    > "Larry Linson" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:133737B6-A2D6-4D76-8EBC-4F7BADEF04FC@microsoft.com...
    >> >I created an excellent inventory db using ACCESS 97 (that is how old it
    >> >was),
    >> > it was upgraded (converted to ACCESS 2000) but when I made my last back
    >> > up
    >> > copy, it was May 2002.
    >> > Since then, I have continued to learn ACCESS development and someone
    >> > asked
    >> > to see previous work of mine. When I tried to open my old DB, it asked
    >> > the
    >> > password and I can not for my life, remember what it was.
    >> > Is there any hope? Anyone who I can send my db to and you can get past
    >> > it
    >> > and send it back to me.
    >> > There is enough of my info in the db to show i designed it.

    >>
    >> If it is an overall database password, and you still have a copy of the
    >> Access 97 version, you'll find a password retrieval example/sample at
    >> http://www.trigeminal.com. He wrote it because it was so trivial and he
    >> was
    >> tired of seeing people get ripped off for 40 or 50 dollars by people
    >> selling
    >> the same functionality.
    >>
    >> Googling archived posts in comp.databases.ms-access might give you some
    >> things to try short of purchasing software to break security -- Serge
    >> Gavrilov used to have a free password recovery db at
    >> http://accesstools.narod.ru that also demonstrated it could be done on a
    >> much more detailed scale (that is, the user and group level security).
    >> It,
    >> too, as I recall was for A97, and, if memory serves, it was the last one
    >> he
    >> bothered to do, because there wasn't much market for those.
    >>
    >> But I understand others still create and sell similar software. That's
    >> why
    >> we don't suggest you rely on Access security if the contents of your
    >> database are valuable. You can use any of a number of server databases,
    >> with
    >> an Access front-end, and have heavy-duty security. (Yes, I know, even
    >> 'password lite' can seem heavy-duty if you can't get into your own
    >> database.)
    >>
    >> Larry Linson
    >> Microsoft Access MVP
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
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