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Cannot open .accdb file

Posted on 2013-11-04
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I have Access 2003, but need to view a .accdb file.
Downloaded "MDB Viewer Plus", but it gives me this error message: "Provider cannot be found.  It may not be properly installed."
If I try to open a .mdb file, everything seems to work.
Any suggestions?
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You'll have to look at the file on a computer with Access 2007 (or higher) installed - depending on the version of Access used to create the database.

(The accdb format is not Access 2003 compatible)
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???  What is the purpose of using this software if you already have Access 2007 installed?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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An accdb file format is used by Access 2007 and up, so you don't have the provider loaded because you using Access 2003.

You can install the A2007 componets here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23734

Which will give you the provider and allow the utility to work.

Jim.
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Jim,  That did it.  Thanks.
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