Unrecognized Database Format
SymptomsThe unrecognized database format error message appears when trying to open an Access database, or appears when using a current database.
Likely Cause 1
This might have happened if you attempted to open the database in an earlier version of Access (but the database was created in a later version).
You will need to convert the database to a previous version
of Access, using your current version.
This screenshot indicates where you can find the utlity for converting your database.
Likely Cause 2
The unrecognized database format error message is a commonly recognized symptom of a damaged (corrupted) database and will prevent the user from running the Compact and Repair Database option in Access.
If you have a backup then you can restore your data from the older copy. If your backup has sufficiently less data than the corrupt version then you may require the help of a professional to repair the file.
We strongly recommend you submit your file for analysis and receive
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