Recover Access Files with Access Database Recovery Software

Daisy updated on Jan 07, 2021 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Here the best Microsoft Access Database recovery software for you. Download and apply it to recover Acess database files with simple clicks. You can also recover deleted Access database files or even restore Access database to the previous version with ease.

Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft. It combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. It is a member of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, included in the Professional and higher editions or sold separately.

Microsoft Access stores data in its own format based on the Access Jet Database Engine. It can also import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases. Access file is a file with extension name as .mdb (Microsoft Office Access 2003 and earlier) and .accdb(Microsoft Office Access 2007).  

If you lost important access file on your hard disk, you can get them back with the help of file recovery software.

Free Access Data Recovery Software (Recommended)

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is a FREE, fast, safe and easy recovery solution to recover lost Access file from any storage device. It provides easy and quick data recovery solutions to recover your lost data. Generally, if the lost file is not damaged or overwritten, EaseUS free data recovery software can recover it easily. Besides, it has many other highlights:

  • 100% secure and clean to install.
  • Retrieve your lost data after a format on your device.
  • Quickly recover data from unexpected lost caused by accidental deletion or virus attack. 
  • When a hard drive is corrupted, it becomes inaccessible. This software allows users to regain data. 
  • Recover all types of lost files: photos, documents, videos, audio, emails, compressed files, etc.
  • Recover files from a crashed Windows operating system. Boot with a downloadable WinPE when your system fails to start or crashes.

How to Recover Microsoft Access Files 

Download this Access recovery freeware. And you can get back lost Access data with simple clicks.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Office file recovery software on your computer. Choose the exact location where you lost the Office files and click the Scan button.

select the office file location

Step 2. The software will immediately start scanning the drive and very soon the deleted files will show up. When the process is over, you can filter the Office files by clicking "Filter" > "Documents".

scan lost office files

Step 3. Select the Office files (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and click the Recover button. You can browse for a different location to save the recovered files.

select office files and recover

Extra Tip: Repair Access database and restore Access Files

1. Restore the database from a backup file.

2. Delete the .ldb file that is auto-created by the Jet database engine when the database is opened.

3. Use the Jet Compact Utility that has been specifically designed to rectify minor corruptions in the Access database.

4. Remove all compiled VBA code from the database. This can be done using this command line switch from Microsoft:

Click to copy

Note: You may need to change the path shown above for MsAccess.exe if you installed it to a different location.

5. Use the built-in Access 2010 "Compact & Repair" feature. Here are the steps to fix Access database corruption using this feature:

  • Open MS Access (not the database file) and go to Database Tools > Compact & Repair Database.
  • Locate the corrupted database file and click "OK".
  • The selected database file will be rectified on completion of the process.

repair access database manually
6. Import the corrupt database into a new Access 2010 database file by using the following steps:

  • Open MS Access and create a new database file.
  • Click on Access to Import Access database under the External Data tab.

7. In the next window that pops up, click "Browse" and locate the database file while is to be imported.

  • Specify the place and technique to store data in the new database and click "OK".
  • From the next window select, all database objects that you want to import and click "OK".

8. If even after all the above techniques, the database corruption persists, the recommended solution would be to buy a premium quality third-party Access database repair software or else send the database to an Access repair company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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