I need to have a copy of my Access 2003 DB on the shared drive at our office. Coworkers must have access to my records, but I don't want them to be able to alter my records. I thought by copying and pasting my DB, it would create a separate DB and if they changed something, it wouldn't affect me. But, they are linked and any change they make appears in my DB and vice versa. I tried locking (read-only) the copy on the shared rive, but it locks mine as well. I simply right-clicked on my DB file, copied it and then pasted it onto the shared drive. Is there a way to put a separate copy on this drive?