How to fix error in database: Microsoft Office access has detected corruption in this file

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I am in the process of developing an Access 2003 application, and almost done. While I was fixing some errors with controls on one of the reports, seems like the database corrupted. Now, I keep getting "microsoft office access has detected corruption in this file....etc". It instructs me to Compact & Repair, but when I get the same error message when I try that. If I open a blank database & try to import objects from the corrupted database, I cannot access/view the objects of the corrupted file from the blank database. Unfortunately, I don't have a backup of the file, I can try to restore to an earlier storage point (using System Restore), but will lose considerable work. Any ideas?
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As far as my knowledge & experience is concerned, you can convert 2003 format to 2007, but not backwards, i.e. 2007 cannot be converted back to 2003. Please explain if I am missing something.
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Recovery Toolbox for Access – https://recoverytoolbox.com/repair_access.html


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  • AjitK29
    Follow this links:
    How to troubleshoot and to repair a damaged Access 2002 or later database

    Try to open database while SHIFT key is pressed. Then try to export (to new database) every object - one by one - to find out which object is corrupted. Finally call compact and repair database command. Good luck!

    If it won't help... a chance to repair database is equal to zero.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For corrupted access file (assuming .mdb), you can try with MS built-in repair tool. More details is here: https://support.office.com/en-in/article/Compact-and-repair-a-database-6ee60f16-aed0-40ac-bf22-85fa9f4005b2
    You can also try with some 3rd party tool, but how much they worth, that depends on file status.

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