February 22, 2016

How to Set or Reset Access 2016 ACCDB Database Password

When access 2016 database is not encrypted, you can set a password to protect it for security.
When access 2016 database has been encrypted, but the password is too simple, you also can reset access 2016 database password to protect it again with powerful one.
Precondition: Open Access 2016 database with Open Exclusive mode

No matter you want to set or reset access 2016 database password, you should open access 2016 database with Open Exclusive mode. Otherwise, encryption or decryption will not be available.

Steps to set Access 2016 database password

1. Click File > Open > Browse in Access 2016 to find access 2016 database you want to open.

browse computer to search access database

2. Select right database file and choose "Open Exclusive" mode in Open window.

choose open exclusive mode to open access database

3. Click File > Info > Encrypt with Password, type and confirm password twice on pop-up dialog and click OK. Your access database has been encrypted with a password.

choose encrypt access database with password option

set password to protect access 2016 database

Steps to reset Access 2016 database password

1. Run Access 2016, and click File > Open > Browse, to search Access 2016 database.

2. Select database and Open Exclusive mode in Open window.

open access 2016 database with open exclusive

3. Type access 2016 database old password and click OK.

open access 2016 database with old password

4. Click File > Info > Decrypt with Password, and type password again in Unset Database Password dialog, click OK at last to remove old simple password from access 2016 database.

choose decrypt access 2016 database option

unset access 2016 database password

Tips: However, if you forgot password to unset access 2016 database password, how can you reset access database password? The effective way is to recover access database password first with Access Password Genius. Then you can unset access database password and reset a new one.

5. Click File > Info > Encrypt with Password, type password and verify it on Set Database Password dialog.

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February 21, 2016

How to Remove Password Protection from Access 2016 ACCDB Database

If you remember Access 2016 database password, it would be easy to remove password protection from Access 2016 ACCDB database.

If you forgot Access 2016 database password, probably it would be difficult to remove Access 2016 database password protection while you cannot find forgotten database password.

But don’t worry about that, even though you couldn’t recover access database password with the ways you have used, there is also one access password recovery tool Access Password Genius  that can easily recover forgotten or lost access MDB/ACCDB database password.

Steps to remove Access 2016 database password protection

Step 1: Get iSunshare Access Password Genius and install.

Prepare Access Password Genius trial or full version first according to database password length you forgot or lost. Generally, if the forgotten access password contains no more than 3 characters, trial version is OK and free for you to choose. If not, only full version could help to successfully recover Access database password.

prepare access 2016 database password recovery tool

Step 2: Add access 2016 database into Access Password Genius.

Tap on Open button after launching Access Password Genius, and browse computer to search encrypted Access 2016 database you want to remove password protection.

While you find it, select and click open button to import into Encrypted File box.

add access 2016 accdb database

Step 3: Set password recovery options and recover Access 2016 database password.

start to recover access 2016 database password

1. Click Type of attack and select one appropriate password attack type from drop-down list.

2. Under "Type of attack", set different kinds of password recovery options, including password range, length, Mask, Dictionary path etc. Surely not all of them just only password attack type related options are needed to set.

3. Tap on Start button to begin recovering Access 2016 database password.

If there is no settings wrong above, instantly imported Access 2016 database password will be recovered successfully, about few seconds later.

recover access 2016 database password successfully

On pop-up dialog with Access 2016 database password, click Copy and Open button, and you can open Access 2016 database password with recovered password.

However, if you remove password protection from Access 2016 database right now when you open it, it would be failed. Only Access database is open with Open Exclusive mode, can you successfully remove database password or unset access database password.

So the right way to remove Access 2016 database password protection should be like this.

1. Copy and save access database password after recovering with Access Password Genius.

2. Run Access 2016 and click File > Open > Browse to search encrypted access 2016 database on computer.

browse access 2016 database in access 2016

3. Select access 2016 database and open mode Open Exclusive in Open window.

open access 2016 database with open exclusive mode

4. Type recovered password while Access 2016 asks.

type recovered password to open access 2016 database

5. Click File > Info > Decrypt Database, and type recovered password again on Unset Database Password dialog and click OK.

decrypt opening access 2016 database

remove access 2016 database password protection

If there is no message prompting you, it means that you have successfully removed password from Access 2016 database.


It is worth mentioning that, Access Password Genius also helps to recover Access 2013/2010/2007/2003 database password. So if you want to remove password protection from Access 2003-2016 database, no matter it is .mdb or .accdb file, you could use Access Password Genius. 

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