This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb or .accdb) and a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
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Note Make a backup copy of the database before you start these steps.
- On the taskbar, click start and then click
- Type <Microsoft_Access_Path>\msaccess.exe /decompile and then click OK.
Note <Microsoft_Access_Path> is the path of the folder where Access is installed.
- Open the original .mdb file, the original.accdb file, or the original .adp file that you want to save as the new MDE file, ACCDE file, or ADE file. To do this, follow these steps:
- Press ALT+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
- On the Debug menu, click
- On the File menu click Save
<DatabaseName>, and then close the Visual Basic Editor.
- In Microsoft Office Access 2003 or in earlier versions of Access, click Database Utilities on the Tools menu, and then click Make MDE File or click Make ADE File.
In Access 2010 and Access 2007, click the Database Tools tab, and then click Make ACCDE File or click Make ADE in the Database Tools group.
- In the Save MDE Asdialog box, in the Save As dialog box, or in the
Save ADE As dialog box, locate the folder where you want to save the MDE, the ACCDE file, or the ADE file, type the file name in the File name box, and then click Save.
Article ID: 814858 - Last Review: Sep 30, 2011 - Revision: 1