I copied a data base from a XP machine to a Windows 7 laptop, using a flash drive. The file showed a property of Read only. I set the read only check box on the database's property screen to false. However, I still get a msgbob telling me that the data base is read only when I open said database on the laptop. The data base was constructed under Access 2003 and the laptop is running Access 2003. I believe this is some kind of a security problem, but I am not sure where I have to go to fix it or what the fix is. I think some where I have to give some one authority to read, add, write and delete records from the database. I built a knew new database and di not get the read only message. HELP!!!!!!!!!