This article describes you how to deal with MS Access error message saying,
Microsoft Access has detected corruption in this file.
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Microsoft Access database is a popular database management system which uses Microsoft Jet as its default data storage engine. It comprises of object-oriented programming capabilities and various software development tools for developing different client-server applications. MS Access database uses mainly two types of database files named as .MDB and .ACCDB. Though, there are occasions when these databases too get corrupt.
There are many reasons due to which Access database may get corrupt, such as virus infection, multi-user access, application errors, inefficient database design, corruption of storage media etc. In case of data corruption situation, you lose access to all the vital database components and face a critical data loss kind of condition. For instance, when you try to open an infected MS Access database file, you may encounter the following error message on your system screen:
“The database needs to be repaired or isn’t a database file.
You or another user may have unexpectedly quit Microsoft Office Access while a Microsoft Office Access database was open.
Do you want Microsoft Office Access to attempt to repair the database?”
When you click on ‘Yes’, the Access performs a repair operation on the database. Unfortunately, if it gets fail to repair the Access database, it displays the following error:
“Unrecognized database format ‘filename.mdb'”
Such types of errors occur because of Access database corruption. This corruption generally occurs when multiple users want to access the file at the same time and one user abruptly closed the application while the file was open on other systems.
Other reasons for Access database corruption may be virus attack, application malfunction, improper system shutdown etc. Luckily, if you have an updated copy of backup of this Access database then you can use it for restoring all the lost data. Unluckily, if the backup copy is missing or even got corrupted, you should follow the following steps to repair Access database files.
1.Click on ‘Tools’ button and opt for ‘Compact and Repair Database’.
2.Choose ‘Database to Compact From’ option and select ‘Compact’.
3.Once you select Compact, repair process starts.
4.When the repair process gets finished, you will need to click on ‘Save’.
If you don’t get satisfied with the result and the problem still persists, you should take help of a competent third party Access database repair tool. But, if this utility fails to repair your report, then the user needs to use advanced Access Repair database software. Such Access Repair tools integrate influential scanning methods to repair and restore the MS Access data. In such circumstances, when there is no backup of database is available, the user requires to use repair Access database application. Kernel for access database repair software is one such third party software that professionally resolves every single issue and error of the corrupt Access database.
This tool is included with two effective scanning modes: Standard mode and Template mode. It also has in-built advanced QFSCI algorithms to provide complete database repair and re-establishment of all Access database components. This MDB recovery and repair tool enables you to recover and restore both type .ACCDB and .MDB. Access database files. It is designed with self-descriptive user interface, so a non-technical user can also work with this tool and recover their Access database components such as tables, forms, reports, queries, restraints, macros, database relationships and others.
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