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Password Protect an Access 2007 Database


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Password Protect an Access 2007 Database
Mike Chapple
Password protecting an Access database allows you to protect your sensitive data from prying eyes. In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of encrypting your database and protecting with a password, step by step. Note that these instructions are for Access 2007. If you are using a later version of Access, read Password Protecting an Access 2010 Database or Password Protecting an Access 2013 Database.

We'll need to open the database using a special procedure to ensure there are no other users. The first step is to click the Microsoft Office button, as shown in the image above.

Note that this feature is only available if you're using Microsoft Office Access 2007 and your database is in ACCDB format.
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