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 <pat.ryan@sytec.co.nz> wrote in message
news:3a352bd3$1@news.devx.com...
>
> I have an Access database that I developed originally in Access 2.0 and

then
> 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

don't
> 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

possible.
> 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

operations
> that I wish to reuse.