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  • Repair Access mdb and accdb database files created by Microsoft Access 95, 97, 2000, 2002(XP), 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, Access for Office 365 and Microsoft 365.
  • Recover the structures and records of the tables in MS Access databases.
  • Recover MEMO fields and OLE fields.
  • Recover deleted tables and records in Access databases.
  • Recover autonumber fields.
  • Recover queries, including SQL commands such as “Delete”, “Insert into” and “Update”.
  • Recover other database objects, including indexes and relations.
  • Recover password-encrypted Access databases.

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Recover Corrupt Access Databases with DataNumen Access Repair

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DataNumen Access Repair 4.5

Note: Please shut down Microsoft Access before you start the recovery process for any damaged database file. You should also close other applications that could potentially modify the Access database file.

After that, choose the corrupt or damaged Access mdb/accdb file that you want to repair:

Select Source Access Database

You can enter the file name directly or browse for it by clicking the Browse and Select File button.

DataNumen Access Repair will automatically save the recovered data under a file titled xxxx_fixed.mdb. The xxxx represents the name of the damaged source file. So, the fixed file would be MyAccessDB_fixed.mdb if the name of the damaged file was MyAccessDB.mdb. However, you can rename it if you would like:

DataNumen Access Repair Select Destination File

You can directly enter the name of the file or use the Browse and Select File button to choose the file by browsing.

Next, you can use the Start Repair button to instruct DataNumen Access Repair to begin scanning and repairing the corrupt Access database file. The progress bar will look like this:

DataNumen Access Repair Progress Bar

A message box that looks like this will appear if the file was capable of being repaired:

DataNumen Access Repair Success Message Box

Finally, after hitting “OK” you should be able to open the repaired mdb/accdb database with Microsoft Access or a similar application.

More Information

Is there a free way to fix a corrupted Access database?

Yes, MS Access has a Compact and Repair utility. You can use it to repair a database with minor corruptions, as below:

  1. Close all other applications that may access the corrupt database.
  2. Start Access.
  3. On the templates page, double-click Blank Database to create a blank database.
  4. Then you will be able to see the menu items appear at the top of Access.
  5. Click File > Close to close the blank database.
  6. Click Database Tools > Compact and Repair Database
  7. In the pop-up Database to Compact From dialog box, select the corrupt MS Access database to be repaired.
  8. Then, in the pop-up Compact Database Into dialog box, select the location and name of a new database file.
  9. Then Access will compact and repair the corrupt database, and output the recovered data to the new file as specified in step 8.

The “Compact and Repair Database” function can only fix corruption in tables. If the compiled VBA module codes in your database are corrupt, it will not work. You can try the following way to decompile the VBA codes and fix the corruption:

  1. Back up your original database.
  2. Search for “MSACCESS.EXE” on your local computer.
  3. Invoke MSACCESS.EXE from its location, together with the /decompile command and the database to be decompiled. For example, for Access 2019, the command will look like this:”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MSACCESS.EXE” “D:\MyCorruptDatabase.mdb” /decompile
  4. Then Access will open the database, discard all the compiled modules, and keep the source VBA codes only.
  5. Click File > Info > Compact & Repair Database, Access will compact and repair the current database for you.

“Compact and Repair Database” function will invoke the CompactDatabase method in Microsoft Jet database engine, which will try to open the corrupt database before compacting it. In some cases, the method may not be able to open the database so cannot proceed. In such a case, you can try a stand-alone Jet compact utility, JETCOMP.exe. It will not try to open the database before compacting. So may work for your cases.

For badly damaged databases, the above methods will not work. You need to use DataNumen Access Repair to do the task.

What are your tool’s advantages over other similar tools?

There are many similar Access database repair tools in the market, such as Stellar Repair for Access. Even MS Access has a built-in function which can repair Access database files with minor corruptions. However, our tool performs much more better than all other competitors in the market.

Which types of database objects can be recovered by your product?

The current version of DataNumen Access Repair supports to recover all tables, records, indexes, queries and relationships in the Access database. Other database objects, such as forms, VBA modules, macros are not supported yet.

Which versions of Access are supported?

Our Access data recovery tool supports to repair Access database files generated by Microsoft Access 95, 97, 2000, 2002(XP), 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Access for Office 365. Both the mdb file and accdb file are supported.

When repairing the Microsoft Access database, our tool does not require Access to be installed on the local computer. It can generate the fixed Access database in Access 95/97 or Access 2000 format, which can be opened by Access 95+ versions.

How long does it take to repair a corrupt Access database file?

There are many factors that may affect the time consumed in the file repair process. Below we outline some of the most important ones:

  1. The file size. When dealing with large files, the duration of the scanning and analysis process may increase significantly because our program meticulously examines each byte in your file. This can be a quite time-consuming task. To illustrate, repairing a 2GB Access database typically requires around an hour.
  2. The hardware and software configurations of your computer system. A computer with a faster CPU, more cores and more memory will normally perform faster.
  3. Close all other apps when repairing. It will consume a lot of time and resources to repair a large Access database file. Therefore, it is recommended to close any other apps when using DataNumen Access Repair to repair the file.

Is it necessary to close Microsoft Access in the repair process?

Yes, it is recommended to do so when you repair your corrupt Access database file.

In fact, throughout the repair process, you may occasionally observe Microsoft Access starting up in the background, and subsequently shutting down on its own. This behavior is completely expected because our tool will utilize the Jet database engine within Microsoft Access, if it’s installed on the local machine.

What are the requirements of your tool?

Below are the software requirements for our data recovery tool:

Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019. Both 32bit and 64bit systems are supported.

Microsoft Office Access is not required to be installed on the local computer.

Why my Access file gets corrupt?

There are many reasons that will cause Access database corruption, such as power failure, hard disk/drive failure, software bugs, virus infection, ransomware attack.

The best solution to prevent data loss is to backup your database regularly. Moreover, having a professional Access database recovery tool in hand is also very important, as you can use it to repair corrupt files as soon as possible.

Is it possible to save the database in Access 95/97 format?

Yes, please do as follows:

  1. Start our file repair tool.
  2. Select the “Options” tab
  3. Click “Advanced Options” tab in the left panel.
  4. Set “Output database format” to “MS Access 95/97 format”
    5. Repair the corrupt Access database.
  5. The fixed database will be saved in Access 95/97 format.

Can you recover deleted tables or records in an Access database?

Yes, by default, our tool will recover deleted records and tables in the source Access database. If you find the deleted records are not recovered, then please do as follows:

  1. Start our tool.
  2. Click “Options” tab.
  3. Check “Recover deleted tables” to recover deleted tables.
  4. Check “Recover deleted records” to recover deleted records.
  5. Re-repair the corrupt Access database.
  6. You will see the deleted tables and records are recovered. If not, then the deleted tables or records are beyond recovery, due the file corruption.

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