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Opening Recent Databases
Opening Databases
Figure 25-13:
This security warning
tells you that Access
doesn’t trust your
database—in other
words, it’s opened
your file in a special
safe mode that
prevents your database
from performing any
risky operations.
In the meantime, you’re probably wondering what you should do about the message
bar. You have two options:
• Click the X at the right side of the message bar to banish it. (But it’ll reappear the
next time you open the database.)
• Click Enable Content to tell Access that it can trust this database. Access won’t
bother you again about this file.
In previous versions of Access, the security warning would appear every time you
opened a database, unless you took additional steps to configure Access’s security
settings. Access 2010 tries to be less annoying. If you click Enable Content, Access
remembers that you trust this database, and it won’t ask you again.
Opening Recent Databases
You can find the most recently opened databases in Access’s Recent Databases list.
To see this list, just choose File Recent (Figure 25-14).
Ordinarily, Access tracks the previous 17 databases in the File Recent list, but you
can tell it to keep a shorter or longer list. To change this setting, choose File Options,
choose Client Settings, scroll down to the Display section, and change the number for
“Show this number of Recent Documents”. You can pick any number from 0 to 50.
The Recent Databases list isn’t the only way to return to a database that you’ve
worked on recently. Access places the four most recently opened database files in
an even more accessible place: the column of commands in backstage view. For
example, if you’ve recently worked on Bobbleheads.accdb, you can open it in a jiffy by
choosing File Bobbleheads.accdb, as highlighted in Figure 25-14.
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