Error-You Do Not Have The Necessary Permission..


I get this error when opening my MS Access database - You do not have the necessary permissions to use the ...[flie name and path]... object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the necessary permissions for you.

The database works fine on another computer, but every time I transfer it to mine (I am on a network), I get the above error. I have recreated the User-level security workgroup file, no joy.

Can you help?

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I am trying to modify a database that I found to do automatic updates of a front end on the client's computer. I have it mostly working, except for one snag. When I run the update to copy the new front-end, the following line will only work when I put a stop in the code. " FileCopy strDest, strBkup"

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Everything works fine up to this point. Here I want to delete the temporary Excel file so that the next time the user runs the code a message box doesn’t popup saying “This file already exists. Replace the existing file?” To delete the file I was going to run the following code:

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“Run-time error ‘70’: Permission denied.”

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The current user account doesn't have permission to convert or enable this database.

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I have also tried to create a blank database and import data from the database into it on the laptop, with the same error message above.

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Could I use VB code to say something like:

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How do I reset the permission on MDB? I tried Tools->Security->User/GroupPremissions and it only shows Admin user with "Read Design" checked on all object names. And if I check on any other permission it says I need administer permission.

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Follow up data
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The offending DB will permit internal design, editing , copying and will accept pasting IN of tables etc. from other DBs. But it will not allow copying OUT of files such as a table to other DBs even on the machine that created them. However it will allow copying and pasting of objects such as forms in visual form or individual query cells to other DBs.

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WEASIL_ Admin_

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VS Developers(compNameVS Developers)

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Anybody out there with an idea, please!!! I can post my code if this helps...

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