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    GGCR is offline Novice
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2007
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    Database stored on server read-only

    I have created a database with multiple user and I have stored it on a file server. The remote users have been given read write permission on the server. However when the person opens the database it is read only. I have not to my knowledge made the file read only as I am able to work off the same file from the server. I made sure that no one was using the database when It was opened but it still comes up as read only. She is able to access the database and work in it but she is not able to modify anything and she does have permission within the database to do so.

    I am at a loss as to how I may correct the problem. Please help!


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    ranman256 is online now VIP
    Windows Vista Access 2010 32bit
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    Apr 2014
    This sounds like network permission problem. Network admin may need to give READ/WRITE access to this folder.

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    ItsMe is offline Sometimes Helpful
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Giving a user permisions does not guarantee they "Inherit" permissions for files and subfolders that existed before said users were added to the permissions list.

    In the security tab, then advanced, there is an option to manage ownership. You can cause users to inherit files there.

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