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I have an access file created in MS Access 2003 .mdb, i recently removed MS Office 2003 and installed MS Office 2010 which now will not recognize the 2003 .mdb file. When i do open the file in MS Access 2010 i just get a blank screen. I right click the file and tried to default it to MS access 2010 but it would not allow me the option to use access 2010. How can i convert the file to 2010 so i can open the data based file correctly. The file is an address list 2000 names deep just to give you level of stress. Can anyone help me.
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Opening a database with the access runtime will give you just a blank gray screen if the the database does not have any navigation, autoeexc macro, and/or a start up form defined.

Did you install the full/retail (paid) version of Access 2010 or the Access 2010 runtime?


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What version of Office did you install?

Was it the Pro or higher that included the full/retail version of Access?
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andymacf earned 2000 total points
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I recently asked a question on the topic of upgrading a database, my expert was very helpful:

Have a look for this ID: 26981743.

Andy
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Hi, I installed the full paid version of office 2010 pro, i don't know too much about runtime or  autoexc macros or starting up form defined. if anyone can elaborate that would be great. Ok Andy i will take a look at the ID you mentioned and i will get back to everyone soon thank all of you for the advice i will let you know today.
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