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Access 2010 FAQ

 

Why won't Access let me convert one of the 2010 web templates to the 2000-2003 MDB format?

 

All of the new Access 2010 web templates are saved in the ACCDB file format. If you attempt to convert a web database to the MDB file format, Access presents the following message to you:

 

 

So why can't Access convert it to a MDB format? The reason for this is because there are many features present in web databases that earlier versions of Access cannot understand and the MDB format does not support many of those features.

 

You will need to remove those specific features in order to convert the database to the MDB file format.

 

The following MSDN article might be of some help removing all the features necessary from a web database to make it compatible with earlier versions of Access. This won't be an easy process though.

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/cc907897.aspx

 

 

See more tips and tricks like this in my book: Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out

 

 

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