Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MS Access: Unrecognized Database Format

A database refers to collection of records or data in a structured manner and MS access is a powerful tool provide by Microsoft for creating data bases and maintaining it. This application is common among users who create online databases as it is based on relational database management system. Theses databases are easy to handle, powerful and can be secured using passwords. Access databases are used to store data so that information can easily be retrieved by professionals.

Unrecognized database format is a common problem faced by users handling Ms Access which may happen due to corruption of our Help Master Pro database due to following reasons:

1. Fluctuation or power loss

2. System crash

3. Network failure

4. Disk failure.

Or it may also happen due to that you are trying to open it in lower version and actually it was created in upper version of MS access

What can be done?

If you are facing problem due to Help Master pro Database then it should be repaired but this could damage or corrupt your original database and data may be lost.

And if it is related to versions then try to open in upper version if you have or convert the original one in lower version. If you still face the same problem of ‘Unrecognized database format’ then you need to repair it.


In any of the cases there are chances of corruption or damage of data and in that case you require data repair software and “Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery” software is the best for it. This is the one which has specifically been designed for repairing your MS Access databases designed on various formats.

Demo Version of the access repair allows you get a preview of your repaired database and provides a very user friendly and interactive interface and apart from that it repairs all primary keys and relations of tables of your original database. In addition to this it supports various versions of MS access including Access 97, Access 2000 and many more.