Thursday, September 18, 2008

It May not be a Jet database that the application recognizes

Jet database help us to create error free database file. As it has several advance feature like fix common database error like invalid argument error. A jet database engine is underlying component of database that is collection of information. Even jet database is quite advance but due to some physical cause or system compatibility issue, we face some problem with jet database.

Sometimes we get error message when trying to access your 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. Now use compact and repair utility. Now u can access your database file.

If any case still your database is corrupt then use Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery software. It will scan your database, will check for the error and automatically fix the error. As it supports all file versions of MS Access including Access 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007, so it is best tool for jet database recovery. It easily access repair file with 100 % guarante