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Corrupt Access 2013 Database

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I created a database in Access 2010, upgraded to Office 2013 and am now getting the following error messages.

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I can neither backup the file or repair and compact it. What should I do?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I had a corruption in an Access 2013 database - only option was to revert to a backup.
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by:John_Holecek
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I don't have a current backup, so that's out.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It quite simply may not be recoverable.  Backups are essential.  What OS are you using?  Perhaps System Restore can recover a prior version - look at the folder it was in and look for a Previous Versions tab.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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can you try opening the file again in Access 2010?
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"I don't have a current backup, so that's out."
" What should I do?"

That error message means your db his hosed - a technical word for messed up - corrupted.

Your only hope at this point at this point it to send the file to Wayne @ http://www.everythingaccess.com/accessdatabaserepair_info.asp

If anyone can fix it, it will be Wayne.

Good luck.
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btw ...  it takes less that literally two seconds to instantly backup any Access database in Windows Explorer:

Highlight the db, then Control C, Control  V. Done. Instant copy.  
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Highlight the db, left click and hold with your mouse and drag.  Instant copy.

I do this countless times per day when work on a give db - simply because s**t happens, as you can see.

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by:wayne_phillips
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With that particular message, if you then proceed to do a 'compact & repair', chances of recovering the VBA project are very slim.  

If you haven't done a compact & repair (or you have a backup before trying the compact & repair), then there is a good chance of us at EverythingAccess.com being able to recover the VBA project, using a very specialist technique.  If you want to get in touch, use the contact us link on EverythingAccess.com for the email address -- this will ensure your file gets the manual attention it needs.
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I installed Access 2010 and opened the database. I got the error message, but I was able to do a compact and repair. I then opened the database in Access 2013, and there were no error messages.
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You are extremely lucky  this time.

Please ... make frequent backups from this point on :-)

mx
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It worked.
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