ACCDB File Extension

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Access 2007 Database Format
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    3.7 (10 votes)

What is ACCDB file?

.ACCDB file format is used as standard file format for database files by Microsoft Access Database Management System. This file type is used by MS Access 2007 and later versions. The earlier versions used .MDB and there are a number of features added to .ACCDB over .MDB including data macros, multivalued fields, integration with MS Outlook and MS SharePoint, support for including attachments to the database and support for publishing file to Access Services. Features like User level security and replication are not supported in this file format. .ACCDB files can only be opened by the Microsoft Office Access 2007 or later versions.

Programs which support ACCDB file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ACCDB files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ACCDB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ACCDB file

Updated: 10/20/2019

How to open file with ACCDB extension?

Being unable to open files with ACCDB extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ACCDB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Access

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ACCDB files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Access or different compatible program, such as MDB Viewer Plus, Microsoft Excel, Full Convert Enterprise. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft Access installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Access and update if needed

If the problems with opening ACCDB files still occur even after installing Microsoft Access, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Access is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Access cannot handle files with ACCDB may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Access should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ACCDB files to Microsoft Access

After installing Microsoft Access (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ACCDB files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ACCDB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Access is installed, check the Always use this app to open ACCDB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ACCDB extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Access and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ACCDB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ACCDB is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ACCDB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ACCDB in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ACCDB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ACCDB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ACCDB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the ACCDB file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic ACCDB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ACCDB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Access 2007 Database Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Access

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ACCDB extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Access 2007 Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ACCDB files affecting older versions of given software.

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