+ 0 Votes .LDB shasca 5 years ago Is there a stuck .ldb file in the folder where the DB resides? Does someone else have the DB open at the same time? + 0 Votes Many ways to deal with it dlovep Updated - 5 years ago Here are some solutions: 1. Put the Database sit on a RAIDed Harddrive and change some setting. (Open mode - Shared, Record Locking - No Locks, checked Open database using record-level locking) 2. Turn the design into Server-Client. (Server side have Tables only and sit in Server, Client side have the interface and sit in User's PC) 3. Migrate to Web based read/write and reports. (Link your Access to IIS or similiar, use Data Access Page to develop your interface.) 4. Upgrade to SQL server. Cheers, + 0 Votes There is more to it than just sharing the file. 1bn0 5 years ago I am not an expert. I have doen a little research because of a similar issue here. The current philosohpy from Microsft on sharing an Access database is "splitting the database". The table with the data get put on a server share. The forms and queries are contained in a "front end" that is distributed to the users of the database. Updates to the program (front end) are done on a master front end and deployed to all users. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HP051882971033.aspx http://databases.about.com/b/2008/09/28/multiuser-databases-in-microsoft-access.htm I do remember setting up a multi user database with access 97 and it wasn't that hard. Just a .mdw? file and a list of users and passwords. But I beleive the database had to be setup to use the security properly.