How to Lock an MS Access 2007 Database for Exclusive Rights

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You can add data and create several types of reports with the Microsoft Office Access 2007 database management application. If you share a computer with more than one user, you may need to protect your database. Lock the database by creating a password that must be entered to access it. Creating a password helps to encrypt your database and give you exclusive access to the stored content.

  • Click the "Start" button from the desktop, then "All Programs." Select the "Microsoft Access 2007" option.

  • Click the "Microsoft Office" button once the Access 2007 application has launched on your screen. Click the "Open" button.

  • Select the Access 2007 database file that you want to lock and click the arrow next to the "Open" button. Click the "Open Exclusive" option.

  • Click the "Database Tools" tab, then click the "Encrypt with Password" option from the "Database Tools" group.

  • Enter a password into the "Password" box, then enter it again in to the "Verify" box. Click the "OK" button. Your database will be locked.

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