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?
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mbizupConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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)
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.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
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.
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