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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