After you finish your work, be sure to exit the database and Access properly. First, close the current database by clicking the Close button ( X ) in the right corner of the Database window's title bar. Or, alternatively, select File, Close.
To close Access, click the Close button in the right corner of the application window's title bar. Or, select File, Exit . It's all right to close Access with an open database using one of these methodsAccess will close both the open database and itself.