Dealing with corrupt MS Access file

Solution for “The Search Key was not found in Any Record” error in MS Access

Generally, users find issues while performing design changes in MS Access database. This leads to irritation among the users. Certain nasty error messages crop up while working with MDB database. One such error is “The search key was not found in any record”, it usually occurs when you try to store design changes in new object or when you compact the database in Access. This error message gets repetitive every time you repeat the process, and forces you to perform Access database recovery for normalcy

Moreover, despite of failure of saving attempt some database objects are listed and saved in the database window. But opening the same database object will give you the following error message:

The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the object <object name>. Make sure the object exists and that you spell its name and path name correctly.”

After this error message, the MDB database gets quit unexpectedly and becomes totally inaccessible. The Main reason for this error message to occur is solely the corruption in MS Access database .MDB file. Due to the corruption, the database Jet Engine can’t find the database object required to initialize the database.

Resolution of this issue

For resolving this issue, one can try repairing Access .MDB database using inbuilt Access database utility known as “Compact and Repair”. This utility helps in MDB Repair and recovery.

You can perform it by following these steps:

  • Open the MS Access.

  • Click on Tools from menu bar.

  • Select ‘Database Utilities -> Compact and Repair Database’. This utility compact the new database with existing database and repairs it.

Although being an efficient tool, the ‘Compact and Repair’ utility usually fails in high degree corruption cases. However, there are various third party MDB Repair tools available in the markets that can successfully resolve this issue.

Access Database Recovery software is one such efficient tool, which fixes corrupt MDB database in most efficient and accurate manner. The software is capable of handling all kinds of Access file corruption issues and provides with instant and prolific recovery.

MDB Repair software repairs the corrupted database objects including forms, tables, queries and macros and restores them without modifying the original contents. It is an advanced access database recovery software tool that supports Microsoft Access 97, 2000, 2003. Software is very much easy in its working and shows the preview of recovered data.

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