Can Microsoft Access .accde extension be changed to .mde without any problems

I've just switch our frontend to accdb and I want to make the mde with the old extension so I don't have to change all the .bat files and user profiles that manage their shortcuts.

Is this ok to do?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Guru JiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The internal structure of MDB/MDE and of ACCDB/ACCDE is completely different.

When you change the file extension from ACCDE to MDE , the internal structure remains ACCDE as before. It does not matter Access because Access knows how to open the file. However, future versions of Access may fail opening it.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
Yes, you can change it.

It's just when using Access, you need to be aware of the file types.  

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