ACCDU File Extension

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Access Add-in Format
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What is ACCDU file?

ACCDU is a file extension commonly associated with Access Add-in Format files. Access Add-in Format specification was created by Microsoft. ACCDU file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with ACCDU extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Microsoft Access supports ACCDU files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Microsoft Access software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about ACCDU files or the Microsoft Access software program.

Programs which support ACCDU file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ACCDU files. Files with ACCDU suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ACCDU file

How to open file with ACCDU extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ACCDU files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ACCDU extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Access

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ACCDU files is that no program that can handle ACCDU files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Access or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ACCDU files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Access installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Access to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Access installed on your systems and ACCDU files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 ACCDU may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Access.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Access to ACCDU files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Access installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ACCDU on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ACCDU 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
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Access is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ACCDU files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ACCDU file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ACCDU extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ACCDU for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ACCDU file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ACCDU file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ACCDU is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ACCDU file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ACCDU file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the ACCDU file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Access

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ACCDU files. Close all running programs and try opening the ACCDU file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Access Add-in Format files. It may be the case that the ACCDU files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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