Repair Access Database

Salient Software Features
  • Recovers inaccessible MDB and ACCDB files from corrupt MS Access Database
  • Dual recovery mode – Standard mode and Template mode, to make Access Database recovery in almost every condition with complete accuracy
  • Restores key internal structure like field sizes, auto-number, primary keys and table structure
  • Allows live preview of recovered data before saving at desired location
  • Easy-to-operate because of user-friendly interface

A Comprehensive Solution to fix all Major and Minor Database Errors of MS Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS). Based on Jet Database engine, MS Access can directly import or link data stored in other applications such as Outlook, XML, HTML, Excel, etc. A part of MS Office suite, Microsoft Access stores data in its own format i.e. MDB and ACCDB. MDB is clearly a database file used by MS Access. ACCDB format was introduced in Access 2007 version. Earlier versions of MS Access used MDB format.

MDB file format offers multiple features that aren’t available in ACCDB format such as user-level security, database replication, and mixed-version environment. However, the ACCDB format offers improved encryption, attachment data type, better integration with Outlook and SharePoint, and multivalued fields.

Access Database Corruption

Microsoft Access Database corruption can happen due to a lot of reasons. A jet database engine doesn’t use a transaction log. When Jet Database is used in a multi-user environment, multiple client processes read and write to the same database simultaneously which is likely to corrupt the database. There are various other hardware and software related issues that can cause the database corruption. Let’s have a look at them.

  • Hard disk failure – when your data storage device has bad sectors where Access Database MDB files are stored, the database is likely to get corrupted.
  • Networking device problems – If your network cables, routers, interface cards or any other networking device is not functioning properly, the database is most likely to get corrupt as Access database resides on the server. And, if you’ve a faulty network device, it’s going to corrupt the database.
  • Abrupt Database exit/Interrupted write operation – If you abruptly close the database, the Jet database engine is likely to mark the database as corrupted. Always exit Access by clicking Exit or Close on the File menu.
  • Virus Attacks, sudden power failure, incorrect file system recovery are some other reasons that can corrupt MS Access database.

Access database corruption can make data stored in MDB or ACCDB files inaccessible. However, if you keep a check on few things, you can prevent the database corruption.

How to prevent database corruption?

It’s always better to avoid corruption. Here are few things that you can do to prevent your database from being corrupted.

  • Split your database into two to avoid the database corruption.
  • Do not use memo fields. Avoid if you can if you wish not to face the database corruption.
  • Do not store pictures in a database.
  • Do not use interrupted wireless networks.
  • Track down your networking issues to prevent database corruption. Check all cables, routers, interface cards, etc. if they are working properly.
  • If you compact your database often, it’s less likely to get corrupted.
  • Avoid a large number of close and open operations in a loop to avoid database corruption. Usually, more than 40,000 successive operation can cause database corruption.
Repair Access Database Manually

You can repair a corrupt or damaged database manually with Compact and Repair Utility. Try repairing the corrupt database with the steps given below:

First, create a copy of corrupt MDB database. You must have a backup before you start the repairing process.

Second, delete the .Idb file if it is available. Make sure that you delete the corresponding .mdb file before deleting the .Idb file.

Now, run the Compact and Repair utility. To use the utility, perform the following steps:

  • Close the database if it’s open.
  • Go to Tools >> Database utilities >> click Compact and Repair Database.
  • A dialog box ‘Database to Compact From’ opens. Here, select the file you want to compact and click the Compact button.
  • ‘Compact Database Into’ dialog box appears. Here, type a new file name and click the Save button.

If the utility successfully repairs the database, you’ll receive an OK message. But, if it doesn’t, it’ll show the failure message. If the corruption is severe, the utility fails to repair the damaged database.

You can also try repairing the corrupt database by creating a new database and importing all the objects to the new database from the old one. There are several other manual ways to repair corrupt MDF database but they’re unable to fix severe corruption problems. Using a professional software seems to be the most convenient and time-saving way. Kernel Data Recovery offers Kernel for Access Database Repair tool, the most trusted one among professionals.

Kernel for Access Database Repair

Kernel for Access Database Repair tool, programmed with advanced algorithms can repair severely corrupt or damaged Access Database (MDB) in almost every condition. The advanced tool ensures accurate recovery of all database objects in minimum time. The tool makes effortless recovery of OLE data, Memo data, table relationships, and original date format.

The smartly programmed tool performs database recovery in three simple steps. The tool with quick functionality is offered in a free demo version for all users. Demo version can repair corrupt database but doesn’t have the saving data option. Demo version allows you to recover and preview MDB and ACCDB files without paying any charges. To get the saving feature, you need to purchase the software. Make sure that you check basic system requirements before installing the software.

Supported Versions
MS Access 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / XP / 2000 / 97 / 95
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / 98 / NT / 95
Client Testimonials
“I went through manual methods to get rid of MDB corruption but I just couldn’t understand it. It was damn confusing. Thank god, I got this Kernel for Access Database Repair tool. It’s very much cost-effective and repairs corrupt Access database in almost no matter of time. Awesome!”

Madhvika Roy, Kolkata, India
“Corrupt Access database is such a headache. Initially, I thought I could use manual techniques to repair the corrupt database. But, I realized that using manual methods is such a pain. And, you need to put a hell lot of mind to use them. Thanks for offering the perfect solution for Access Database corruption problems – Kernel for Access Database Repair tool. Easy to use, not so costly and result guaranteed.”

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