How do I delete a database without the PW logon?

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How do I delete a database without the PW logon?

Postby NReiff » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:50 pm

On my DE log on screen I have a database which I do not know where it came from (perhaps it was always there and it is supposed to be there?). It shows up when I enter my Directory F:\netdata\ on the log on screen. The database name is "system".

I have a new employee who is unfamiliar with DE who I believe may have done something wrong. There are 13 files for this database all made today at the same time, each being 0 or 1kb in size.

The filenames are:
confsaaa.dbm
custsaaa.dbm
dictsaaa.dba
dictsaaa.dbm
menusaaa.dbm
rdrfsaaa.lan
rdrpsaaa.lan
rdrrsaaa.dbm
relasaaa.dbm
reposaaa.dbm
scresaaa.dbm
usersaaa.dbm

Does this make sense to anyone? She was using the username SYSTEM as a logon and I think perhaps that she entered this name as the user name on the log on screen.

Any clues if these files are supposed to exist?
Can I just delete them?

I cannot delete the database named "system" since I cannot access the database without the username/PW which doesn't match anything.

Any clues??


Thank you (as always!)

Neil
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Re: How do I delete a database without the PW logon?

Postby Phil Winkler » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:32 am

Neil,

You may delete them with no problem. Or move them to another place (clean folder) just in case.

you could a: del ????s*.*

The 5th letter is the db name.
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Re: How do I delete a database without the PW logon?

Postby NReiff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:54 pm

Thanks Phil.

Just one of those things. I cant figure out how DE made a new database but I got rid of the files and it still works!!!
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