Access will only open in 'Read Only'...Help (1 Viewer)

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Hi,

I have created an access database which works fine on my laptop but when I email it to a friend, it opens in Read Only and they cannot change it. I have got rid of all restrictions (I had limited menu's etc) and I have checked the Access settings (that the database is shared etc). I have also checked the properties of the file and these are not set to Read only.

Is there something that I am missing, I just need another user to be able to edit the data/code if required?

Any help is appreciated as this is driving me crazy..
 

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If you have sent a ZIP version, your friend have to do UNZIP.
 

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Hi, thanks for the reply,

I do send the DB as a zipped file and when received the file is extracted (not opened from the zip folder) but the DB still comes up as read only. I should have said that the DB was created in Access 2003.
 

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where did your friend placed this mdb, on server, or on his PC ??
 

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Has your friend checked the properties of the file after he has extracted it.
 

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When extracted the file is placed on the local PC not on a file server.

To be quite honest I don't think that the file properties have been checked i.e. is the file marked as 'Read Only' after it has been received. It is not marked read only when it is sent so I assumed ( I know that is dangerous!) that the file properties would remain the same when received.
 

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I don't know what it can be.
 

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