FMD File Extension

FMD file icon
Microsoft Access
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is FMD file?

FMD filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Access files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Access format standard. FMD files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. FMD file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. Microsoft Access is by far the most used program for working with FMD files. Microsoft Access software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about FMD files or the Microsoft Access software program.

Programs which support FMD file extension

Programs that can handle FMD files are as follows. Files with FMD 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 FMD file

How to open file with FMD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FMD files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Access files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. 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 FMD files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Access developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FMD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Access website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Access to the latest version

If the problems with opening FMD files still occur even after installing Microsoft Access, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Access installed, it may not support FMD format. The most recent version of Microsoft Access is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

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

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FMD with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 FMD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FMD file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with FMD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the FMD for errors

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 FMD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the FMD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the FMD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the FMD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with FMD extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Access file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Access

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Access files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FMD files affecting older versions of given software.

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