You can try launching MS Access Workgroup Administrator (from the Office
directory structure) and selecting a different .mdw file. If it doesn't work
.... Hope U have a backup ...

Pat Ryan <> wrote in message
> I have an Access database that I developed originally in Access 2.0 and

> converted to Access 95 (I think I have both versions but can't be sure at
> the moment - see rest of mail).
> I try to open the two copies of the database that I have but am told I

> belong to the correct user workgroup. These were never secured and will
> have been made with the default workgroup information file. Unfortunately
> access to this file or even the original LAN it was built on is not

> That company has disappeared and the project which was never completed is
> about to be restarted after more than two years break.
> Is there some way of forcing this database open and/or converting it. I
> mainly want to access the module code which contains some arithmetic

> that I wish to reuse.