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This issue occurs when you try to use Microsoft Access 2013 to open an Access 97 database. To work around this issue, use a pre-Access 2013 version of Access to save the Access 97 database as an .accdb file:
This issue occurs because Access 2013 cannot convert Access 97 files.
When you open an Access 97 database in Access 2010 or Access 2007, the Database Enhancement Wizard helps you convert the database to an .accdb file. For more information, see Convert a database to the .accdb file format
By design, Access 2013 cannot convert Access 97 files.
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