Microsoft KB Archive/173515

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ACC: "Couldn't Decrypt File" Message Linking Paradox Table

Article ID: 173515

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173515

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


When you link to a Paradox table that has an auxiliary password, you may receive the following message:

   Couldn't decrypt file.


You entered the auxiliary password in the Password Required dialog box. Microsoft Access does not recognize the auxiliary password.


Enter the master password for the table rather then the auxiliary password. If the table needs to be read-only, you can lock the table with the "write lock" feature in Paradox.


For more information about linking Paradox tables, search the Help Index for "Paradox," or ask the Microsoft Access 97 Office Assistant.

Paradox is manufactured by Borland International, Inc, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

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