Can't open mdb file

  1. malteolsen profile image61
    malteolsenposted 2 years ago

    Can't open mdb file

    I have a database in mdb format that will not open.  When I try to open the file I get an error:
    "The Microsoft Access database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change data at the same time"

    I was the only user accessing the database and this occurred after a compact/repair.

    Any ideas on how to get the db working again?

  2. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 2 years ago

    Maybe try renaming the file and then try to open. You might want to reboot as well to make sure all cache is cleared.

    Hope that helps!

  3. aidanthomas profile image60
    aidanthomasposted 2 years ago

    The repair method attempts to recover only the tables, indexes and queries in the database. Do not attempt to repair damaged forms, reports, macros and modules. Before executing the Compact and Repair tool, please ensure the following condition:

    1. Do not open Access database must closed
    2. Sufficient storage space available - minimum double in size of your Access database on that Disk.
    3. Close the .mdb file related to .ldb file before you delete the .ldb file.
    4. Then Run the Compact and Repair tool

    As ultimate solution apply professional software for unable to open and crashed .mdb files MDB Open File Tool