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Opening database files in Outlook

Site expert Kevin Beaver explains how to get around Outlook's security settings in order to open shared database files.

I need to share an Access database (Office 2003) in the Public Folder, much in the same manner as Word or Excel documents.

My problem is that *.mdb files will not open within Outlook because of Outlook's security settings.

I have changed the registry that allows me to save the database, but I do not wish to save the database, only to open it. Any suggestions?

Try creating (via regedit) a new string called Level1Remove with a value of .mdb under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0OutlookSecurity -- that should do the trick.
This was first published in October 2005

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