Copying any file to a CD sets the windows read-only attribute. After you copy the file to your PC, remove the read-only attribute. Note - this is a Windows reflex, not an issue with Microsoft Access. -- Rick B "AnnCoates" <AnnCoates@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A96C8BCC-8BD1-4836-AF79-28B45A512E18@microsoft.com... >I have recently had a new computer and copied my access database to a CD. > Now I can only access it as Read Only which means I cannot add or delete > from > the database. Please can you help as I really do not want to have to > compile > a new database.