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Unrecognizable Database Format

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Trying to open a database but get error message "Unrecognizable database

format". Have tried the Repair and Compact Utility in Access but it still

can't open the file to repair it.

Is there any way of fixing the database so I can view the data?

Thanks in advance.

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    • On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 03:11:01 -0700, awwtau

      <awwtau.ms-access.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      >Trying to open a database but get error message "Unrecognizable database

      >format". Have tried the Repair and Compact Utility in Access but it still

      >can't open the file to repair it.

      >Is there any way of fixing the database so I can view the data?

      >Thanks in advance.

      Possibly... if you've been living right, helping widows and orphans,

      and are otherwise very very lucky. You might also need a functioning

      credit card for a commercial data recovery service.

      Check out the resources at (and linked to)

      http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

      Takehome lesson: KEEP YOUR BACKUPS CURRENT. The only database that

      doesn't need a backup is the one that you don't mind losing at a

      moment's notice, or recreating from scratch.

      John W. Vinson[MVP]

      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:37:00 GMT
    • "awwtau" <awwtau.ms-access.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:EEDB08A2-63B6-4348-8E0F-041B1873CDEA.ms-access.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > Trying to open a database but get error message "Unrecognizable database

      > format". Have tried the Repair and Compact Utility in Access but it still

      > can't open the file to repair it.

      > Is there any way of fixing the database so I can view the data?

      > Thanks in advance.

      #2; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:38:00 GMT