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  1. EeroHukkanen

    EeroHukkanen Newbie

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    I have two separate access database files that I cannot access. when I try to open either one it says unrecognized database format. When I tried to compact and repair, it says the same thing. how can I get back into these databases?
     
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    you need to find the program that created the databases to read them
     
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    I can't see anything. it says unrecognized database format. when I click ok, it goes away and no database opens. I can click the database tools tab to try and compact and repair a file that i search for, but it still says the same thing.
     
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    Download JETCOMP.EXE from here:
    Jet compact utility is available in download centerhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/295334
    It attempts to compact and repair the DB without first opening it as a JET DB, so it can sometimes work where the normal C&R won't.
    If that doesn't work, I would try using a later version of Access to try and open the DB, just in case someone did that and it converted.
    If that fails, then your only options are a backup, or repair software like Access Recovery Toolbox utility or at least a recovery/repair service out on the net. http://www.oemailrecovery.com/access_recovery.html
     
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    I am very grateful for your advice. Thank you very much! The issue has been resolved.)
     

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