Upgrading MDB designmaster and/or replica to ACCDB format

Have replica and design-master databases (MDB format).  Able to open with the appropriate workgroup file in Access 2007.  Databases are functional, no issues...but want to upgrade to ACCDB format as part of overall DB plan to get away from older format.

In Access 2007, I went to the "convert" command in menu - and it's greyed out.  

Any suggestions?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Cant be done.

The accdb format no longer supports replication:

In the opening paragraph:

In addition, the .accdb format does not support replication or user-level security. If you need to share your database with people who use Access 2003 or earlier, or if you need to use replication or user-level security, you must use the .mdb file format.
ParisBPAuthor Commented:
Understood...not concerned about retaining the replication feature, but would like to salvage the objects in them.
As far as I know you can't directly convert them.

You need to change them to 'regular' databases first, using Get External Data:


Basically creating a new database and importing the objects into it (see the instructions specific to handling tables/relationships)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
There's also this utility:


 which can be used to un-replicate a DB.

ParisBPAuthor Commented:
Bingo...looks like we got a winner.
1.  Create the ACCDB
2.  Create shortcut to new ACCDB with the workgroup file associated with the original MDB.
3.  Open ACCDB and import whatever's needed.

Everything in the designmaster came over (except a few obsolete linked tables, skipped over) and then brought in the handful of items that exist only in the replica (local tables, queries, etc.).  Database appears to be fully functional, only thing remaining is to copy over the tables when we're ready to flip the switch on this project.

Thanks a bunch for the help.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.