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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:
  1. Open the Access 97 database in Access 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Database Utilities, click Convert Database, and then click to Access 2002-2003 file format.
  3. Enter a name for the database, and then click Save.
  4. Exit Access 2003.
  5. Open the database in Access 2013.
  6. On the File tab, click Save As, select Access Database (*.accdb), and then click Save As.
  7. In the Save As dialog box, click Save.
Note You can also save the Access 97 database in other formats that Access 2013 can open.

Cause

This issue occurs because Access 2013 cannot convert Access 97 files.

More information

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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Article ID: 2755119 - Last Review: July 19, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2013
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