actually I just noticed you can edit MDE tables it is only the VBA code that you cant modify. if it is the autorun bothers you just press SHIFT while opening the database (and keep pressing till database opens). that should let you edit relationships and tables.
it is obivous access trying to convert mde file from 97 to 2000 format but fails. because all the VBA code is compiled. I guess either you should find a copy of access 97 or you can import all data and releationship info into a new mdb file (but not code unfortunately). Thats all advice I can give.
Maybe someone else here know a way to fix this problem?
errrr.. you're not familiar with ODBC?? Do you have someone who knows db's you could get to help you?
Anywho, no, you can't get the code, which in turn means you can't get the reports or forms whereas they are comprised entirely of said code). That's sort of the definition of an MDE, you can't touch the code.
I cannot even OPEN the dbase in my 2000 environment? Everytime I try to open it - It says that I cannot open or convert...So If I tried to open as a 2000 dbase - I get stuck. If I could open it...I could use the code written in the MDE-MDB converter and would be fine..
I'm sorry I don't know any way to get forms, reports, macros or modules from a mde file. they are compiled. almost every book I read says save a copy of your mdb file somewhere safe, before converting it ti mde. because there is no way turning back.
but still my word is not the last word on this subject. maybe there is a crazy developer out there found a way to reverse engineer mde files to mdb who knows?
I would almost be willing to bet there is a way to reverse a 97 MDE it would just be a matter of finding it on the net. Most older programs could be reversed. I mean older VB could be reversed so I dont see why an older database couldnt.
You may have some loooooong google searching to do, to find someone or some program that can do that reverse engineering.