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Unrecongnized Database Format

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Unrecongnized Database Format c:\windows\desktop\fun.mdb
i am getting this error.I dont what i should do???.FUn.mdb,exists ,pls help me out.

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by:xSinbad
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When does this happen?
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by:Asta Cu
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Which program and version are you using to try and open this?

You haved different cases posted above,

Do a find/search of your system for fun.mdb and make sure that the link is correct, it may have moved.

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Another thing you can do is this:

Once you have found the fun.mdb on your system that you want to work with, highlight it, then right-click and choose "Open With", and navigate to the program that you use to work on this (possibly Access).  If that then is the program you always use to work with these types of database files, then click the option to always use that program to open that file type.

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The MDB in question is probably an Access 2000 or higher format. You presumably only have the Jet 3.5 provider or lower. In order to use this database from an development language you will need to use either DAO 3.6 or ADO 2.1 (or higher). You can install MDAC_TYP.EXE from http://www.microsoft.com/data to resolve this problem. Installing version 2.6 or higher will require you to install the jet engine seperately, as this is no longer included in the MDAC install. It was up to version 2.5 sp2.

If you are trying to open this with access itself then you will need to upgrade to access 2000 or higher, or using a version of access that can open the file, convert it to an older database format. If you do this though you may lose some functionality.
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by:jehob
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TimCottee...is absolutely right...I used to have this problem quite frequently and it was because of the fact that Access 2000 handles databases differently from Access 97 and so db's created in 97 have to be converted to 2000 format to be used in 2000 (still an .mdb file however), and if I remember correctly you can also convert databases to Access 97 format from within 2000 (don't quote me on that).  
Anyway, "Unrecongnized Database Format" is the error this produces before converting the db's just just as TimCottee stated so I just wanted to offer some validation to his answer from someone who has gone through it before!
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by:xSinbad
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bindu4ever how are you going with this, we have had no feedback from you yet so it make it very hard to help you.

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Unrecongnized Database Format c:\windows\desktop\fun.mdb
i am getting this error.I dont what i should do???.FUn.mdb,exists ,pls help me out.


is this a Visual Basic Programming error ?
when you try to open higher version of Access database in visual basic ..

use an ODBC create a DSN in ODBC pointing out to this Fun.MDB then use the ODBC in connecting from VB

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