Why does my Access 2013 database save as Access 2010?

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Hello,  
I have both Access 2013 and Access 2010 on my computer.
I created a new database in Access 2013 and saved it to my C drive as such.  It has the extention .accdb.  However, it actually saved as an Access 2010 database (as seen by the icon next to the file name) and when I open the database from Windows Explorer, it opens in Access 2010.
However, if I open Access 2013 first and then open my database from the "Recent" list on the left, it opens in Access 2013.
How can I get the database to save as an Access 2013 database on my C drive?
Thank you.
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing Consultant
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I do not believe that Access 2013 uses a significantly different format to Access 2010, so I do not think it does save it as an Access 2010 database.

I think it is your computer interpreting which version of Access has the priority.
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To re-associate your files as Access 2013 files, run the Office set up and select Repair Office.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2784668 for more information.

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Do you know how I can change the priority setting on my computer?
Thanks.
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Done.  Thanks.
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
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You should find that it opens with the last version you used, which is the one that gets registered as the default version.

If you want it to open with a specific version, you have to:

1. Start that version, then open the file

or

2. Create a shortcut pointing to a specific version and use the short cut.

Jim.

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Thanks, Jim.  I already closed this issue so I regret that I cannot assign points to you.  But I appreciate your help because I will actually need to use both versions.
Saleve
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
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It's not a problem.  Just glad to be able to make clear what's going on.

Jim.
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems Analyst
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:-)

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Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
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Best of luck!

Jim.

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Thanks!
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems Analyst
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"meeting about a job"
cool .... how is weather in Geneva ?

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