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    David is offline Novice
    Windows 2K Access 2000
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    Jul 2009

    Access Locking other users out

    We have numerious databases we use and have found that there are some computers that when they open a database up and without accessing anything in it will lock out everone else but if other users open the data base up they dont lock eveyone else out.

    We run a variety of operating systems on our comps but there is no consistancy when you look at the comps concerned.

    The version database is 2000

    If a user that dose not lock the database up opens it first then the user that locks it up other users can then also open it up.

    I would apprecite any help with this Thanks in advance.


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    RuralGuy is offline Administrator
    Windows 10 Access 2013 32bit
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    8300' in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
    It is possible to open a db in *exclusive* mode rather than shared mode. It is a system property so it remains with Access rather than following a particular mdb. In acXP it is located in Tools>Options...>Advanced tab on the right.
    (RG for short) aka Allan Bunch Previous MS Access MVP - WinXP Pro, Win7 Pro Win10 Pro - acXP, ac07, ac10, ac13
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