How to find the version of an access database

Posted on 2014-03-25
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How do you find out what version of access the file was originally created in?
Question by:Joeteck
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No.. I have no idea what that is... I'm not a programmer..

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Eddiebobeddy earned 250 total points
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Gotcha.  I've attached a script file that should allow you to determine what format the database is in.  What you need to do is save it, right-click it and choose Edit.  It should open in a text editor such as Notepad.  You will see a line toward the top that says "PUT DATABASE PATH HERE".  Replace that with the path to the database in question, save the file and double-click it.  Within a few seconds you should receive a message box telling you what version your DB is.

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Very cool... How do you add for 2007, 2010 and 2013?

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DUDE!!!!?????!!!! YOU ROCK! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! WOOT!

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