Repair Corrupt Access Database File

By mark26parks ·
I am using MS Access 2010 and one of my databases on our shared network does not open for any user. Shows "Unrecognized Database Format." error message.
I can't even get it to the point of opening. Is there a solution for this?
Is there any commercial tool to recover data from a corrupted database?

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To repair a corrupt .mdb database of MS Access

One can try Compact and Repair feature of MS Access. It repairs corrupt database and makes it accessible for database users. Other than this one can also use import feature of MS Access that helps database users import their corrupt database to a new database file.

If both these solutions fail to fix this corruption,

Then one must check some third-party access database repair or recovery software. I would like to suggest MDB Repair Kit software here to repair corrupt .mdb and .accdb files. One can check its free demo version before buying its full version. Download the software from this page:

Hope this would be helpful.

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Access file repair tool

by jeremynash38 In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

This Software is completely secure & easy access database recovery utility designed to repair corrupt Access database (.mdb files). Access file recovery software scan the corrupt or inaccessible access database file and create the new files so that the user can working with this new file (.MDB).Our tool also supports Windows OS versions (98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8.For more details about this tool please visit here:-
use free demo version.

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Repair Microsoft Access Database Files Manually

by sonikarawat262 In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

Microsoft Access files get corrupted due to the improper handling and system generated errors. So before starting to recover your files, you should take a backup of already corrupted data. This backup will help in case of any damage that may happen to the originally corrupted MS Access database file during the recovery process.

To know more about MS Access Database Recovery process visit:

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Recover MS Access Database File corruption

by johnpark.tech2012 In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

There several basic reason of MS Access Database File corruption just like

1. Built-in wizards utility.accda file remove/relocate at another location
2. Database file corrupted due to user or hardware fault
3. Jet bug and software conflicts

In all condition you can follow these steps:

1. If access database is open, close it.
2. Open Tools menu >> Database Utilities >> click Compact and Repair Database.
3. In the Database to Compact From dialog box, select the file that you want to compact >> click Compact.
4. In the Compact Database Into dialog box >> new file name >> click Save.

If you have no clue how to do it, you can read this blog and follow then given instructions:

If you continue having problem, then you can try any professional tool for corrupted Access database. First try its trial version before buying the full version software.

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Repair Corrupt Access Database File

You can try to use for Access file recovery utility to restore your deleted and corrupted data from .mdb files. This software supports all windows version like Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, 98 and 95. This program is easy-to-use, easy-to-understand, easy-to-operate and descriptive. For more details about this software:-

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My advice.

by maxistress In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

You should open inaccessible MDB database file into a new database file. Alose you can implement "Compact and Repair" function.

If you can recover data you should use Access Recovery software. Try SysInfoTools MS Access Database Recovery software. Trial version is available for testing purpose.

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Access Files Recovery

by PattyM.Fox In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

I would like to suggest this application, which will repair your access data in trial version and see you the preview of recover data.


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Access Recovery Tool - Repair corrupt MS Access files & recover all databas

by adomwaston In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

Use the latest Access Recovery Tool that easily repairs corrupt MS Access (.MDB or .ACCDB) database file and then recover tables, queries, forms, macros, reports, etc. It also restores permanently deleted data from MDB file of MS Access 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000 on your latest Windows 8.1 PC & all below Windows version like as Win8, Win7, Vista, 2003 and XP.

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Access file recovery software

by ronald_gomez41 In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

You can try to use third party Access file recovery program to recover your lost and corrupted data from .mdb files. For more details about this software:-

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Restore an entire database

by LawrenceStanl In reply to Repair Corrupt Access Dat ...

When you restore an entire database, you replace a database file that is damaged, has data problems, or is missing altogether, with a backup of the entire database.

If the database file is missing, copy the backup to the location where the database should be.
IMPORTANT If other databases or programs have links to objects in the database that you are restoring, it is critical that you restore the database to the correct location. If you do not, links to the database objects will not work and will have to be re-created, such as by using the Linked Table Manager.

If the database file is damaged or has data problems, delete the damaged file and then replace the damaged file with the backup.

Or try:
eRepair Access is a powerful Access database recovery solution for damaged *.mdb and *.accdb files created in Access 2000 and above.

For more information:

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