Need to open SQL server .bak file in Access to restore some corrupt data

Posted on 2007-04-05
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Our website runs on a SQL server.  Recently we had some data corrupted in a specific column of a table.  I was able to get our host to provide a back up file.  the file they gave me is a ".bak" file.  i dont have access to the SQL server directly, only through MS Access.  How do i open up this .bak file with Access so that i can write an Update Query between the two tables to copy the missing data and put it back into the live site.
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You cannot open the bak file in Access. That file is probably a SQL Server backup file. You will need to restore the file into SQL Server as a database. That is the only way to get any information out of it.

You can downloadload an evaluation edition of SQL Server 2000 from here and install it. Then you can restore the backup on it and recover the data you need.
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