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Unrecognized Database format error , how to recover

Hi , One of our production Access 2000 file format , running in Access 2003 is corrupted. On opening or on trying Compat and Repair it is giving error
"Unrecognized Database format <file path> .

We also tried running JETCOMP.exe from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273956/EN-US/#appliesto and the site for 2002. But it gives error.

Please let me know if their is a way to recover data or to recover the corrupted access file
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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Jim P.Commented:
That is assuming you don't have a backup copy to go to -- mx gave you the answer.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
seems backups are few and far between ... so I just assume no backup.

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pras_guptaAuthor Commented:
No we donot have a backup , particluar machine was somehow out of our backup system, .. Also we have sensitive business data in the database so we will not be able to upload the Database to any service.
Is there anyother resource.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
"Is there anyother resource. "

I don't think so, sorry.  Are you positive JetComp does now work ?

Have you tried creating a new mdb and importing?  Mostly likely will not work, however.

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pras_guptaAuthor Commented:
We tried both the versions of jetComp available. Our database is in Access 2000 file format. We have office 2003.
With one it gave error like incorrect version. For other it kept giving error compacting database. To run it we created a blank mdb file from access 2003 and then ran the utility where we provided souce and target and alwys got the error back.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Really doesn't look good.  

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Jim P.Commented:
I can't think of any other options, except for outside services.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Most outside services are very trustworthy, else they would not long be in business.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Especially Garry Robinson (vb123)

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Jim P.Commented:
I haven't ever had to use one of these services (I've been lucky -- and other reasons.)  You should understand the typical geek reaches a level, short of illegal pornography or a list of all the drug dealers in the western hemisphere -- and obvious about it -- that we don't notice.

We do a random sampling of data to see if it is close to original and then give it back. It not that we don't care, but more of Been there, Done that, got the T-Shirt. Its the tech challenge, not the data.
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pras_guptaAuthor Commented:
Thanks DatabaseMX, We are finally in process to get approvals for using some service. if we get that I will post what is the outcome , otherwise we need to live with Lost data.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
"Grade:  A - "Thanks DatabaseMX, We are finally in process to get approvals for using some service. if we get that I will post what is the outcome , otherwise we need to live with Lost data. "  "

You are welcome ...

mx
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