I need your help please,
I have a 97 ms access database which is 167 MB, with access
to 3 users.
As other times a got the message unrecognized database format
but this time there is no way to repair it, I try to use access 2000
but it couldn't too, I try to convert it, to repair it, to compact it
but it can't, they say: 'C:\TRANS.MDB isn't an index in this table
look in the indexes collection of the TableDef
Object to determine the valid index names'
Also when i try to open the database it looks empty without
any tables, forms or querys, and the command buttos
open, design and new are empty too.?
The only time that I have seen anything like that is when the db has user level security activated and I am trying to activate the security file. If that is not what is happening I realy dont think there is much you can do. Sorry
I had an unrepairable database a while ago. There are some more things to try. They didnt help me... But maybe they can help you. Worth a try at least.
1. Open your database with /Decompile
2. Get the latest jetengine servicepack from Microsoft. I read something about needing that in order for the latest jetcomp.exe to work properly.
3. A tool called AccessRecovery 2.2 stated in demo mode that it could save a lot of my data. However it cost 399 dollars to unlock it. But you can run it in demo mode to dee what it can do at least. http://www.officerecovery.com/access