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How to fix Access Database Error: 'Database needs to be repaired'?


The error is usually followed by two other messages stated below:

 Unrecognized database format

 Database can't be repaired or isn't a Microsoft Office Access database file.

All these messages indicate that the Access Jet engine has encountered some problem. It can correctly identify the definitions and elementary structures of your database, faces several issues while reading table definition or table data. MS Access will internally try to fix corruption. If it fails to repair important table definitions, it will show 'Unrecognized Database Format' message on your screen and terminate the operation.

If you continuously face problems while accessing your database, you should take help of efficient Access database recovery software. Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery is a reliable tool that ensures complete recovery of Access databases by using advanced and extremely safe repair mechanisms. The proficient utility extensively scans the corrupt file to retrieve all database components with their original attributes and relationships intact. The software can effectively recover deleted records from tables, linked tables, indexes, triggers, queries, constraints, etc.

The procedure to repair corrupt Access databases using Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery is described below:

  Start Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery, The main interface of the software appears along with a dialog box.
  In the dialog box, click Select File for selecting the Access database to be repaired or click Search Files look for Access databases in any particular drive or volume.
  Now click Scan File in the same dialog box to start scanning the corrupt MDB/ACCDB file.
  After completion of the scan, all recoverable database objects are listed in the left pane. Click any object to see its preview in the right pane.
  Select the database objects you need to recover and click Start Repair icon on the tool bar.
  A Save As dialog box appears through which you can save the repaired database either at its default location or at a new location. Specify the destination path if you wish to save the file at some other location. Click OK.
  When the process is complete, the following message appears on the screen:

Recovery process is successfully completed. Recovered file is saved at the desired location

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Last updated on March 7, 2013 with 7303 views

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