How to password protected database in Access 2013

Access 2013 users can password protect the database using the option available as part of Info menu. It is recommended to set password for the database to prevent data reaching unauthorized person.

Step 1: Open database in Access 2013.

Step 2: Click File menu and Navigate to Info menu.


Step 3: In the Info screen, click Encrypt with Password option. This should display the following Set Database Password window.


Step 4: Now enter the Password in Password as well as Verify field and click OK button to encrypt database with Password.

If you want to remove the password, then navigate to Info menu and select Decrypt Database.


Then enter the password to remove the password protection for Access Database.

In Category: MS Office, Office 2013

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  • rk November 17, 2015, 4:25 pm

    I have to see the password protected mdb file. I forgot password

  • quincy February 22, 2016, 3:48 pm

    how do i security encryption on ms access forms?

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