Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MS Access Jet Database: “It May not be a database that the application recognizes”

When we use MS access, we get error message when trying to access our database file. Error message like “it may not be a database that the application recognizes”. This error may come because of accessing access 97 databases in higher version or more common reason is that you are trying to connect to an Access 97 database with Access 2000 or better drives. It may be because you referenced a DSN that doesn’t exist or referenced your connection correctly. It may be possible your database file is correct.

If this error is coming due to above reason then you have to follow some steps. Install latest jet database service pack. Remove incorrectly configured DSN…

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