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

Posted on 2014-02-03
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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?
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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.
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Yes, you can change it.

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

Jim.
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