I have a password-protected Access 97 MDB for which we have a username and password. Is it possible to open the MDB in Access 2016 in order to run some queries against it?

  • I dont see why it wouldnt. Have you tried it? – Keltari Sep 7 '16 at 18:50
  • Yes. Getting a not very descriptive error that it is not possible. – TRomano Sep 7 '16 at 19:22
  • How about provide us that error? Have you tried removing the password, on a copy, then trying to open it? Edit your question please. – Ramhound Sep 7 '16 at 19:57

Opening an Access 97 MDB file is no longer supported by Access 2013 and latter.

Access 2010 was the last version that can open an Access 97 MDB file.

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    That was going to be the question in my comment, so good - all the OP has to do is install Access 2010 and save a copy in the latest, for 2010, format etc. – Solar Mike Feb 5 '18 at 11:44

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