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Cannot open database (permission denied)

Question asked by ozzmotic on Jan 8, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2010 by philmodjunk


Cannot open database (permission denied)




I can't open my database anymore; it says permission denied. I changed a setting in File > File Options. Previously a box was checked that said "Log in using..." the username was "Admin" and the password field was blank. I wanted to password protect the file so I entered a password into the field and hit OK. But now when I try to open the database, it doesn't prompt me for a password, instead it just locked me out of the file completely: "<Filename>.fp7 could not be opened. (Permission Denied) 


I know now that I was supposed to go into Manage > Accounts & Privileges to do this. But I have no idea how to rectify this problem. Is Filemaker trying to open the file with an account that doesn't have the proper privileges? An account that doesn't exist? Is there a way to reset the privileges on the file?

Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: I'm using 10 Advanced with Vista SP1