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    thomas555 Guest

    VB over Access question



    I wrote a decent little application to manipulate data with VB over Access.
    I was successfull at packageing the little app as well, but when run on a
    target machine with Access installed it's possible to open the Access files
    without running the program. Is there a way to prevent that?

    thomas

  2. #2
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: VB over Access question


    An Access MDB is an Access MDB. YOu can TRY using Access security, but that
    is nototiously shaky and canbe VERY VERY easily cracked.

    The only possible "trick" would be to change the EXTENSION of YOUR MDB, and
    then HARD-CODE that file path (and New extension) in your program. This
    would have the effect of making it less apparent that MyFile.xyz (or wahtever
    exension you choose) is, in reality, an Access MDB (the extension that a
    file has has NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER on what the internal strcuture of the file
    really is).

    Arthur Wood


    "thomas555" <ttt@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >I wrote a decent little application to manipulate data with VB over Access.
    >I was successfull at packageing the little app as well, but when run on

    a
    >target machine with Access installed it's possible to open the Access files
    >without running the program. Is there a way to prevent that?
    >
    >thomas



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