ACC2000: "Unexpected Error 35012" When You Open a Database

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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.

This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

For a Microsoft Access 97 version of this article, see 277925.
When you open a database, you receive the following error message:
Unexpected error 35012
One or more damaged (corrupted) objects exist in the Microsoft Access database. For example, one or more forms are damaged.
To resolve this error message, follow these steps:
  1. Create a new Microsoft Access database.
  2. On the File menu, point to Get External Data, and then click Import. Import all database objects (tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules) into the new database.
  3. If you receive the "Unexpected error 35012" error message when you import a specific database object, repeat step 2, but exclude that object and restore the damaged object from a good backup.
For additional information about recovering damaged databases, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
209137 ACC2000: How to Repair a Damaged Database

Article ID: 277924 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 00:34:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition

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