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Learn how to repair a damaged database file yourself:
- You can't open an accdb or mdb file because it's corrupted.
- A table or form has become inaccessible.
- Some records in a table are blank.
- Any problem related to corrupted databases.
Practical information provided by technicians, but intended for use by any Microsoft Access user.
List of articles
When a Microsoft Access database becomes corrupt and one of its tables loses its definition, all of its records will also be lost. The only way to recover them is to create a new definition or import a compatible one from another database.
How to properly use "Compact and Repair" in a corrupt Microsoft Access file, and what to do if you can't get rid of all the errors.
A hexadecimal editor is the way to go if you have a corrupt Microsoft Access file and need to check the severity of the damage and the chances of recovering the data.
When a Microsoft Access database becomes corrupted, some tables, forms, reports or Visual Basic modules may disappear and become completely inaccesible. Nevertheless, they could still be recoverable.
Step-by-step mini-tutorial on how to use “Import” to repair a corrupt Microsoft Access database.
How to recover tables, forms, reports, queries or Visual Basic code, that have been deleted from a Microsoft Access database.
The steps I took to repair 28 corrupt Microsoft Access files. How I identified each case and chose the appropriate repair technique by analyzing the file and looking at the error message. Research project.
How I repaired 9 MS Access files that returned the error "Unrecognized database format '...'.". An article in the series "How I repaired 28 corrupt databases".