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Kim Wilson        
6 months ago
To create an ACCDE file to give to my users, I have set the options to turn off "Display Navigation Pane" and turn off "Allow Full Menus". This looks great, but now how do I actually create the ACCDE file?
Because the "Allow Full Menus" is off, when I try to do a File - Save As - Make ACCDE, the file menu doesn't have that option any more.
What am I missing?
Thanks for your help
Kim
Kevin Yip       
6 months ago
Press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard, then open the .accdb file, and everything will be unhidden again.  Then you can make your .accde file.

This is why all these security measures are not completely safe (I believe Richard mentions that in his lessons).  You have to count on your users not knowing about the Shift key, which bypasses all startup actions, even in an .accde files.
Sami Shamma              
4 months ago

Hi Kim
I know it has been a while. I actually do it slightly differently to make it more secure.

1) First Create the ACCDE file before turning off stuff.
2) now you have 2 files the original ACCDB file and the new ACCDE file. You continue to use the ACCDB file yourself.
3) open the ACCDE file and now disable the stuff. Close and reopen.
4) send the ACCDE file to your customers/users. even if they use the short cut key, there is not much they can do to cause problem or see your code.
Richard Rost              
4 months ago
And you can disable the SHIFT bypass key with VBA. I cover that in my Security Seminar. But like Sami said, even with it enabled, you really can't do much with an ACCDE file. The worst they can do is run around in your tables and delete stuff - but that's a problem that's always going to exist in Access unless you move your back-end to SQL Server.

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