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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    Arage,

    As users have to be able to change their passwords and passwords are stored in the mdw file, they need write permission.
    I put my mdw fle always in the same directory as the mdb, but thats a personal choice.
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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    At the file level, what does WRITE imply? A CHANGE user access upon the file? WRITE is not an option when you assign file level permissions ie

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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    OK, sorry it is Change.
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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    are you just saying that or do you really mean it?

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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    I mean.
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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    what

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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    I know NT/W2k not so well but if you don't have change permission in a directory, how could you 'change' something in a file?
    So I think you need Change permission in the directory also.
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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    You need change rights on the directory, because Access needs to create a lock file for the workgroup file, which will be created in the same directory as the workgroup.

    PS Francois - It makes perfect sense under some circumstances (but typically not for Access) to have change access to a file but not to the directory it's in. Change access on a directory amounts to create/delete access for the files within it.

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    Re: workgroup info file (97)

    so what should I do then?

    Before your response Doug, I applied full changed user rights on the directory (RWXD) b/c I believe a workgroup (or locked mdb file) requires that it be deleted once the last person exits from the corresponding database.

    Is it possible for the user to just have (RWX) rights only & still have the workgroups & locked database files to work?

    I ask this since the backend was in same directory with front end & the workgroup, I was able to delete those files as a user, which is not right.

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