Like every other technical tool, Access Database is also prone to corruption where you can get messages like:
- Unrecognized Database Format 'filename.mdb' (Error 3343)’.
- The database 'filename.mdb' needs to be repaired or isn't a database file (Error 2239).
- You or another user may have unexpectedly quit Microsoft Office Access while a Microsoft Office Access database was open.
- Do you want Microsoft Office Access to attempt to repair the database?
- The Microsoft Jet database engine could not find the object 'xxxx'. Make sure the object exists and that you spell its name and the path name correctly (Error 3011).
- Record(s) cannot be read; no read permission on 'xxxx' (Error 3112).
- Cannot open database 'filename.mdb'. It may not be a database that your application recognizes, or the file may be corrupt (Error 3049).
- You do not have the necessary permissions to use the 'filename.mdb' object. Have your system administrator or the person who created the object establish the appropriate permissions for you (Error 3033).
- Invalid field data type (Error 3259).
- Unexpected error 35012.
- The changes you requested to the table were not successful because they would create duplicate values in the index, primary key, or relationship (Error 3022).
- Microsoft Access has detected that this database is in an inconsistent state and will attempt to recover the database. During this process, a backup copy of the database will be made and all recovered objects will be placed in a new database. Access will then open the new database. The names of objects that were not successfully recovered will be logged in the “Recovery Errors” table (Error 9505).
- The database cannot be opened because the VBA project contained in it cannot be read. The database can be opened only if the VBA project is first deleted. Deleting the VBA project removes all code from modules, forms and reports. You should back up your database before attempting to open the database and delete the VBA project (Error 29081).
The errors listed above and many other errors which are not listed happen when your MDB file is corrupted. To repair MDB file Kernel has introduced a software Kernel for Access Database Repair which is designed to repair any sort of access database file corruption. However, prevention is always better than cure, so to prevent your database from any sort of corruption you can refer to How to prevent Access Database Corruptions. So, below are the steps to be taken to repair a corrupted MBD file.
- Click on Select File and select the corrupted MDB file.
- The system will show you a repairing process going on. When it is over, you will get a preview of the file. Click on Save to proceed.
- Provide a destination to the repaired MDB file and click on Save.
- Once you select the destination, the software will show you the process and finally your file will be saved.