Rename a Microsoft Access Database

Generally, when building a new database based on one of the supplied database templates supplied with Access, new Access users overlook the naming of their new database or they are not satisfied with the name that they first chose. Not to worry…it’s easy to give your database a name that you want it to have.

With your database open, go to the Tools menu and select Startup… from the dropdown. The Startup dialog appears. In the upper-left of the dialog, enter or change the name for your database in the Application Title field.

Click the Ok button and then look at the upper left of the Access Application Titlebar; it should now reflect the name that you have chosen. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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