Access database stores valuable data in the form of Tables, Forms, Reports and other structures. It may encounter corruption-related issues, even in the highly secure systems. The Compact and Repair utility helps in recovering the database, only to a certain extent.
There are Access repair software that specializes in repairing and recovering the database from corrupt files. So, we evaluated a few such Access repair software and, based on their relative based on their feature set and functionality, present the top 10 Access repair software in this post.
Scroll through to understand which software is best suited for your needs:
“Professional software to repair corrupt Microsoft Access database files.”
Stellar Repair for Access fixes the corruption errors in Microsoft Access database such as ‘unrecognized database format error’, ‘database in inconsistent state’, ‘error in binary file format’ etc., and provides assured recovery. It displays a preview of the scanned database objects and lets you perform the consistency check on individual database components. The preview provides information in the form of ‘Table Data’ and ‘Column Information’ to simplify the verification process.
Its ability to repair the ‘Relationships’ in the damaged database and retrieve them in repaired Access database table is not found in many of its counterparts.
Developed by Stellar, the software can be downloaded safely and assures recovery of all database objects such as Tables, Forms, Deleted Records, Macros, Linked Tables, Indexes, Modules, etc.
“Undelete, recover and repair corrupted databases“
Developed by DiskInternals, Access Recovery software is a good tool for Access data recovery. The software consists of two modules – one to repair the corrupt Microsoft Access databases and the other to undelete or recover Access database files from damaged disks. Access Recovery tool splits the database by record and assembles them back into a working database.
“Repair corrupt MDB/ACCDB files from corrupt & damaged Access databases“
Another tool that can recover the corrupt MDB and ACCDB files is Kernel for Access Database Repair. The software has two modes of recovery – Standard and Template to be used as per intensity of corruption. It restores the database objects with total data integrity including original formatting, table relationships and file properties. It can also convert the database available in MDE format to MDB format.
“Access database repair software“
AccessFIX from Cimaware is used to repair and recover the corrupt, lost or deleted Microsoft Access database. The software repairs ACCDB, ACCDE, MDE and MDB files and recovers Visual Basic, attachment fields, field properties, forms, and macros to save it into a new trouble-free file. It is known to fix various errors in Access database such as ‘Microsoft Access can’t open the table in Datasheet view’, ‘The Visual Basic for Applications project in the database is corrupt’ and more.
“Recovery Toolbox for Access repairs damaged MDB and ACCDB files.“
Recovery Toolbox for Access recovers data and structures from the corrupted Microsoft Access databases. The software provides a preview of the ‘structure of the data’ and the ‘data extracted from the damaged database file’ and saves the data. It repairs both MDB and ACCDB files and supports recovery of Unicode data.
“Free Access repair software for personal use“
DataNumen Access Repair software provides a solution for the common Access errors such as ‘Unrecognized database format ‘filename.mdb’’, ‘the database filename.mdb needs to be repaired or isn’t a database file’ and other Access errors.
“Tool to Recover and Repair Severely Corrupt MS Access Database File“
SysTools Access Recovery software repairs Access database corruption and recovers data in multiple languages. The software exports and saves the repaired database with Schema and Schema and data. The software resolves the error when an MDB file gets corrupted due to large data-size.
“Data recovery software for corrupted Microsoft® Access databases”
Recovery for Access is an Access repair software to repair corrupted database. With this software, users can view and extract selective database items by using Recovery for Access database browser.
“MS Access Database Repair Software“
Access file recovery software from Perfect Data Solutions repairs corrupt MDB files, solves Access file issues, and preserves the database at user defined location. The software recovers the Table-details available in other languages.
“Repair (MDB & ACCDB) & Restores (OLE, MEMO, & BLOB) MS Access Database Files“
MS Access Recovery tool repairs and extracts the Access database from the corrupted files. The software performs recovery in dual modes – Standard and Advanced to fix the issues arising out of minor corruption and severely corrupted files. It is available for technicians and the administrators as console based version and GUI-based application and saves a log file after scanning.
A comprehensive evaluation of the top 10 Access database repair software helped us reach a conclusion that almost all the software in the list claim to repair MDB and ACCDB files that consist of the database.
The trial version of the software performs all the key functions (database scan & repair) except saving the repaired database. So, the next step would be to activate the trial version of the software to restore the repaired Access database,
Before choosing the Access Database repair software, it’s important to see the utility in the context of the specific database repair requirement; assess the software functions that can fulfill the requirement. For example, a software may provide better functionality, but it may not support a specific Microsoft Access version, which may come up as a last moment surprise. So it’s also important to consider the software on the basis of how extensively it can repair the different versions of Microsoft Access.
Priyanka is a technology expert working for key technology domains that revolve around Data Recovery and related software's. She got expertise on related subjects like SQL Database, Access Database, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Excel. Loves to write on different technology and data recovery subjects on regular basis. Technology freak who always found exploring neo-tech subjects, when not writing, research is something that keeps her going in life.
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