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How to repair an access database

Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Hello guys, I'm a new user here and I have some help of you. I have a corrupt access database in Access 2003, i know, is too old, but... anyway.
Someone knows a free tool for this problem? The error message is the following: "The Microsoft Jet Database Engine cannot open the file"
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

Question moved to MS Access subforum.

How are you attempting to open the file?

Have you used the Corrupt and Repair option?

Next, I would start a new blank database and import everything into it.

There are then some third party tools mentioned here.



You should also search the error message to see if there is anything useful about it:

PRB: Error 80004005 "The Microsoft Jet Database Engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'"
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

What file extension? what happens when you try to open it while holding your shift key?
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

View Postnot2sharp, on 11 May 2016 - 12:24 PM, said:

What file extension? what happens when you try to open it while holding your shift key?

Hello, The file extension is "mde" and when i try to open it with the shift key, nothing happens.
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:32 AM

Let me be a little more specific, You HOLD the shift key while opening it normally. Not you press the shift key and expect it to open...

Are you trying to open it in Access 2003?
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:33 AM

View Postandrewsw, on 11 May 2016 - 10:51 AM, said:

Question moved to MS Access subforum.

How are you attempting to open the file?

Have you used the Corrupt and Repair option?

Next, I would start a new blank database and import everything into it.

There are then some third party tools mentioned here.



You should also search the error message to see if there is anything useful about it:

PRB: Error 80004005 "The Microsoft Jet Database Engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'"

I tried with all you say, but nothing. I will try these tools and if one of them work very fine, I will return for comment.
Thanks!
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

View Postastonecipher, on 12 May 2016 - 10:32 AM, said:

Let me be a little more specific, You HOLD the shift key while opening it normally. Not you press the shift key and expect it to open...

Are you trying to open it in Access 2003?

When holding shift simply nothing happens! Access not opening the file or showing an hourglass. Yes, I'm working in Access 2003.
I will look at the tools that says @andrewsw. Thank you.

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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:19 AM

If an MDE file is corrupt then the best solution is to revert to the most recent good copy of the MDE, or generate a new one from the original source database. An MDE is in a compiled state, with no access to VBA or object designers, and could also be linking to external files (unless it is a single, standalone, application), so often there is essentially nothing to recover from the file.

Convert MDB to MDE
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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:24 AM

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Re: How to repair an access database

Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:48 AM

After trying many software, this worked very fine http://www.cimaware.com/ and i showed me in the preview the database completely. The bad thing is that it is shareware. I will ask for a discount. Thanks for the help, in this list http://www.techrepub...-database-file/ there are other good programs.
Thanks for the help. :clap:/>/>
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