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Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

(OP)

Quote:

Cannot open a database created with a previous version of your application.

That's what I get when I try to:
Open
Import from or
Link to

any mdb file on our network from Access 2016.

Is there really no way at all to convert/import/link those databases to be viewed in Access 2016?

Does anyone know of any free converter tools?

FYI, here is a Microsoft reference on the topic:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2755119/-...

They pretty much say you have to use a prior version to save to accdb. I would LOVE it if anyone has any better ideas.


"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

What access version did you have previously? The problem refers to only access 97 mdb file format, newer mdb files (2000-2003) can be opened in 2016 without problem. So if you have any 2000-2003 version, convert mdb (97) to mdb (2000-3003), by now there is no need to use accdb format.
Keep copy of mdb files, access 2016 changes custom groups in database window.

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RE: Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

(OP)
I have no idea what version of Access was used. It was created at new employer well before my time. It's probably not worth bothering with it. If I ever need it, I'll just use a computer with an older version of Office to convert it.

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

The other way (which normally works pretty good) is to open a blank DB in Access 2016 and then import everything from the old database.

RE: Convert mdb to Access 2016 or else import from mdb

(OP)
Thanks, but that doesn't work in this situation either. I tried before posting the question.

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

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