Access: Database Locked - Admin

gheyman

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I created a database for me and others to use. But when others try to open it, they get a message that says its locked.

What is this and how do I make this to where we all can use it?
 

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gheyman

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Solved: It had to do with Folder rights not the Database.
 

Joe4

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If other users are going to be using it, you should Split the database into a back-end and a front-end, and distribute a copy of the front-end for each user.
Doing so greatly reduces the chances of corruption, and makes making updates while people are working in it much easier.
See: https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...database-3015ad18-a3a1-4e9c-a7f3-51b1d73498cc

I highly recommend doing this if multiple users will be using it.
 

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