Data Management Investigate

10 ways to prevent Access database corruption

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Executive Summary

Nothing frustrates Access users like a corrupted database. With a little know-how, you might get lucky enough to repair the database or at least recover the data. Sometimes, a third-party product that specializes in recovering data can help. But you might just end up rebuilding and re-entering data. (Or rather, your replacement might end up rebuilding and re-entering it.)

A more proactive approach to the situation is to avoid corruption in the first place. Access gurus Susan Harkins and Gustav Brock share some strategies for preventing your databases from becoming corrupted.

This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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