I am curious about a part of the error message I get when attempting to open a shared database "...If you have a copy of the database in its original format, use the Convert Database command... If the original database is no longer available, create a new database and import your tables and queries...".

I can not open the database. How do you import tables and queries from a database that will not open? I get the same error message when, from a blank database, I try Get External Data, and Import from the corrupted database.

The mystery is that the error message is telling me to do the import. Is there another way to import besides using "Get External Data"?