how to unlock locked memories
Thread poster: Karen Rosenberg

Karen Rosenberg
Local time: 03:56
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May 18, 2014

somehow, inadvertantly, some of my TMs have become locked. They have become "Microsoft Access Record Locking Information" files (ldb), with a little padlock on them, and totally unaccessible. I definitely did not want to lock them. Consulting on internet how to unlock a locked Access file, they say delete the ldb file, which will then leave the original (unlocked) file accessible. But I find no other file with the same name. The original file appears to have become the locked file, it is no longer on the list of memory files. Even the locked file is not on the list of memory files, I have to search for it.
Any ideas on how to make it useable again???
Many thanks

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Lorenzo Cordini
Local time: 03:56
Files moved or deleted? May 20, 2014

Hello Karen,

it sounds like the actual TM databases may have either been moved or deleted.

I think you should be able to tell by the size of the ldb files whether those are your TMs with a different extension (an unlikely scenario though).

I would run a search by the original TM file name (should be the same as the ldb files) on all disks and see if the memories can be located.


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