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    Database Password

    Hello: I have an access 97 database that I inherited that is password protected. With the help of a database password cracker program I was able to crack the password. However, the password appears to be encrypted in some way. Question: Is there a way to de-crypt the password and if there is, I sure would like to share in this information?

    

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    Re: Database Password

    A password cracker program worth its salt should have given you the clear-text password (otherwise it's not very useful as a password cracker [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]). Are you sure the database isn't corrupted? A corrupted database can appear as though it is password-protected.

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    Re: Database Password

    Doug: Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure if the db is corrupted or not. Probably is. JetComp.exe couldn't fix it. Can't open it any other way to try to repair.

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    Re: Database Password

    Can you open and compact it from VB? Sometimes that will get around form and report corruption, since VB doesn't use the Access flavor of forms and reports.
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    Re: Database Password

    Will have to give that a go; good thing this is not critical.

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