Recover a file
AccessFIX repairs corrupt Access database files by copying all undamaged content to a new error-free file.

Access database repair

AccessFIX, the most advanced data recovery tool for Access databases.

Repair your database

Repair your corrupt Microsoft Access database.

Save all the valid data to a new trouble-free file.

Repair your accdb, accde, mdb or mde file on your own computer.

Lost, deleted or locked

Recover your data, even if the file can no longer be opened with Access.

Recover your lost, corrupt or deleted data.

Unlock protected databases.

Recover everything

Not only the basic recovery of other tools.

You will also recover Visual Basic, attachment fields, field properties, forms, macros and many other exclusive features.

Our clients

Many of the largest businesses and institutions in the world use our products.




Sony Pictures

Paramount Pictures

American Express

Ernst and Young



Samsonite Corporation

Dow Jones and Co.



Bank One

First National Bank


Intel Corporation

British Telecom

General Motors

California State University

Harvard University

Continental Airlines

Procter & Gamble

Wells Fargo

Australian Red Cross

Victoria's Secret

World Health Organization



Merrill Lynch


Cornell University


Boston Consulting


What is AccessFIX for?

As a general rule, AccessFIX is helpful when some data in your Access database file are inaccessible. Here are some typical cases.

  • You cannot open your database

    You double click your database and Microsoft Access complains about the file being corrupt. Your data is locked in your file.

  • Your file is truncated or broken

    Your file is incomplete or damaged because of a disk failure, a partial compact and repair operation, or any other cause. You want to recover all the remaining data in your file.

  • Your form or report is corrupt

    You get an error every time you access a particular form or report. You cannot even enter the design view.

  • Your Visual Basic has gone

    It is no longer available because it was deleted, corrupted or lost in some other way.

  • You get errors

    The database used to work properly, but now you get errors or weird behaviour when using some particular objects, or doing some specific operations.

  • You deleted something

    You have deleted records, tables, forms, reports or Visual Basic and you want them back.

  • You lost the password

    You do not have the file password, or for ACL protected resources you do not have the admin password and you are unable to access a table or other object.

  • You lost the workgroup file

    You lost the workgroup MDW file (mdb only), and you are asked for it everytime you try to open the database.

How it works

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Your database file

Run AccessFIX

"Quick recovery" begins

Select file



Browse your database



Attachment fields

Calculated fields




... with its Visual Basic




Let's save it!


Save complete!

Open the new file on Access...


... with all its fields

... and attachments




Visual Basic

All in your new fixed file

Click to start again

What our clients are saying

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Scott Harn


ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal

Our subscriber list, written in Access, crashed and would not open. "This database is in an unexpected state; Microsoft Access can't open it" was the message I received.

I tried all the available fixes I could find through online forums, Microsoft, etc. A "consultant" wanted a $300 deposit just to begin working on our corrupted database. Then I found your software through a Google search.

Your software repaired the file in less than ten minutes. I wish I had found you guys sooner -- I lost a lot of sleep over this one!

Thank you soooo much. Sincerely,

Stephanie Hollingsworth

Ludique Limited

The installation of AccessFix worked perfectly, thanks very much for your help.

I can't count how much time, effort and money this marvellous tool has saved me.

Each time I use it, it does in seconds what would take hours 'by hand'.

Worth every penny. Brilliant.

Robert Johnston

Enterprise Stationery Ltd

I just purchased your software and used it to recover deleted records in Access.

Brilliant. Thanks. Got me out of a problem.

Luiz Claudio Cosenza Vieira da Rocha

Office System IT Lab (Microsoft MVP)

I would like to send a testimonial. My company develops Access applications and sometimes a customer can have a corrupted database (due to network failures).

In many cases it's possible to fix it with MS-Access Compact/Repair utility (on Tools menu) or with MS-JetComp (a free utility available from Microsoft). In other cases, however, we face a more severe database corruption. For this situations, Cimaware's AccessFIX" has been able to recover the entire database (records, tables, indexes and relationships).

It's a must-have tool. We also needed once the Sales Support, who answered by phone (international) in five minutes and solved the problem.

D. Migowski


... A first inspection showed all forms including my latest changes.

Thank you very much for the good job you did on our broken databases.

I am 100% satisfied!

T. Greyhavens


Thank you for developing such a great product. Our database was completely corrupted and would shut down Access every time we tried to repair it.

I ran your program once and it recovered the entire file with the exception of a single corrupted record.

You saved us an entire morning's worth of work.

D. Lambert

DRL Development

Thank you!!! Having tried every trick I know (plus a few that I didn't!), and used all of the normal data recovery tools to fix a totally corrupted database without ANY success at all, AccessFIX was the only tool that managed to recover any of the very important data (...)

This is not only impressive, it's astounding! AccessFIX rightly deserves praise (...).

AccessFIX recovered 16 tables where the table definitions were lost - incredible!

Thank you once again. Recovering the days work of 22 industrious people is no mean feat.

Thank you!

Bodo Cruys

Software Developer

BCX Namibia

Just wanted to give you some feedback. We managed to repair our corrupt Database and didn’t lose any Data.

Thanks a million for your help, and for your great software

J. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Regards ..

Waleed Ghulam Al-Baloushi

Database Administrator

Association for Behavior Analysis International

I am extremely happy with my first technical support experience and I am happy that Cimaware software has such diligent and knowledgeable people behind their software. The process of moving the activation to another machine went smoothly and quickly.

It is always comforting to know that there are smart and helpful people behind the software you use.

Dan Raemaeker

American Pipe & Supply

Thanks for your help. Your program is truly a miracle.

I cannot thank the creators enough. They have saved me weeks worth or work, and the program could not be easier to use.

My best to you all.

S. Hirsh

Coordinated Care

When you develop a great product like this and only charge what you charge you truly understand the need for the product while considering small business budget limitations.

Next to MS Windows & MS Office, this may be the greatest applications I have ever used.

J. Wilson

IT Manager

Clark, Richardson & Biskup Consulting Engineers

Cool! Worked perfectly. I appreciate the ease and elegance of your system for installation and licensing.


Maghed Rizk

Project Control Manager

Alcatel-Egypt Branch

I just would like to thank you for the easy-fast and reliable ordering system.

In just few seconds I solved my corrupted file.

Thank you again.

M. Engelbrecht


National Activations & New business Vodacom

Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

It is good to know that although we are thousands of miles apart, one can still rely on real human beings in desperate times!

Greetings from Johannesburg!

I. Deters


Managed-Money Corporation

Thank you very much! I had to take a moment more of your time to say thank you.

I manage a national consumer financial firm and we attempt to provide outstanding customer service. I am typically disappointed by other vendors with inferior service that I have become accustomed to.

You read my email. You understood it, since you replied as I asked you to. You responded completely and offered additional information.

Im not kidding, thank you for your intelligent, courteous and prompt response. If you have superiors, please forward this commendation of your personal and your firms outstanding customer service.



Thank-you. In this day and age it is refreshing to see great customer support like this.

Thanks again.

M. Bouliane


Thank you for your excellent support. The upgrade worked!!!

Russell Davis


Searched high and low and tried many solutions, this one was the only one that worked 100%. Also customer service was fantastic.

Awesome product and customer service. I know where to come to next time.

Thank you.