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Access 2002 default location

I have been asked to backup the access 2002 database that in running on an xp computer. Where can j find this file. Where is the default location please
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Italiabella

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thank you scottha, I am definitely not a database person. Do you think if I take the database that was created with access 2002 and attached to her new access 2010 will work ? Wil she be able to read it?  Is is possible for you to assist me during this backup- migration process ...? Thank you...
Scott C

Follow these steps to convert an Access 2002 to 2010.

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Convert-a-database-to-the-accdb-file-format-69abbf06-8401-4cf3-b950-f790fa9f359c

And of course, always have a known good backup.
Jeffrey Coachman

Also note that not all databases might live in the default folder.
At any time someone may have moved the database to another location.
To see where the actual database file is located:
Open the database.
Click: File
Click: View and edit database properties
Click the General tab, and look under "Location"

And also note that in a split configuration the front end (Forms, Reports, queries) will live on each users computer, ...and the back end (Linked tables) will typically be stored on a share folder on a network drive.
In any event the steps above will tell you whee the current db is stored.

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Italiabella

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ok thank you everyone, finding the database was pretty easy. now how do I save it or how do I back it up ?

Can I just copy it to an exernal USB hard drive or do there is a procedure like when I backup emails ....that I so to export and I back it up as PST.file. ?

Which one is the proper way to do it... I tried to click on File and export but I wasn't successful :(

Thank you
Jeffrey Coachman

There is also a backup utility:
Tools-->Database Utilities-->Back up Database.

You can also back it up quite simply by just copying the file to another location.
But in that case you may want to keep backups at regular intervals and save them with the date
YourDatabase2015-08-07.mdb
YourDatabase2015-08-08.mdb
...etc
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Guys thank you very much for all your help. Following your instruction it was very easy to find the default location of the database. then I simply copied it as suggested by Jeffrey. I then converted following the tutorial provided by Scottcha.

I had no problem I am able to open the old database with the new access 2013. THe client has Acccess 2010 I hope I will still be able to open it with Access 2010 :) ?

Thank you again.
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