I've created an msaccess database that must include pictures. We need the ability to click on the ole box, retrieve the appropriate picture so it can be seen, but then have the disappear upon exit. Is this possible? I've created the ole box so that the pictures are linked, not imbedded, but this doesn't work (I delete the original picture, but the picture remains in the database). I've tried it as a hyperlink, but the picture opens in Microsoft Picture editor. We will be using many pictures in this database, so we do not want them included in the permanent record. Running Access 2002. Thanks.