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Access Database file “disappeared”

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My Access MDB file has “disappeared” from his documents folder. I haven’t deleted it, I have checked recycle bin, system restored, searched and so on. No luck!

Any suggestions on what else I could do to recover the file?

Answer #1


If this was present in the last 30 days on the server, we should have a backup of it. I am not sure why it would be, though, as Access databases shouldn’t work on our systems. If you were storing it on your hosting account, though, you can request a backup restore via Backstage.

Answers Answered By: jdavey [359 Blue Star Level]

Answer #2

First of all make a copy of your database FILE when ACCESS is not running.

When an Access database file (mdb or accdb) is corrupt or damaged, then you can try several methods to repair and recover data from it:

First of all, try compact & repair. Follow below STEPS:
For Access 2010, click Compact and Repair Database on the Database Tools ribbon.

For Access 2007, click the Office button (top left), then MANAGE.

For Access 95 – 2003, choose Database Utilities from the Tools MENU.

Second, if method 1 does not work then try to create a NEW Database and import all the objects from old database into new blank database.

If nothing works, then you may use Access Fix Toolbox

I hope i could help!

Answers Answered By: Paulsson [2 Grey Star Level]

Answer #3

Hello Paulsson,

Thank you for providing this information. I should stress that you should absolutely make a backup of your database before proceeding.

Answers Answered By: jdavey [359 Blue Star Level]

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