Starting Access

Learn how to start Access 2000 and start navigating your way through the program in this free lesson.

Opening files in Access

Once you've used the Open dialog box to open a database file:

  • The Microsoft Access dialog box will list the databases you commonly work with.
  • If you accidentally close the Microsoft Access dialog box without choosing a file to work with, use the Open button to find the file.

Important pointGCFLearnFree.org's Access lessons use examples from the Great Lake Elementary School database. Download the Great Lake Elementary School database for reference. However, if you'd rather work with another existing database, you should still be able to follow along with the lessons.

Important pointYou can review opening an existing file in our Office 2000 tutorial.