How can I convert an Access 2010 .accdb file to an Access 95/97 .mdb file?

Is there a conversion facility available within Office?

  • Access 2010 can convert back to Access 2000 with but no farther: choose File / Save and Publish to see the available formats. If you don't have Access 97-2000 on hand, the answers to this StackOverflow questions give some guidance on how to get the rest of the way to a 97 mdb. – chuff Feb 20 '13 at 5:22
  • @chuff: can Access 2000 convert back to 95/97? – CJ7 Feb 20 '13 at 5:45
  • Yes, see this Microsoft link. – chuff Feb 20 '13 at 6:25

This isn't possible from within Microsoft Office. If you need to get your data into a pre-2000 level of Access, it should be possible to export the data and then import it into a running copy of the older Access. If there's only a single table, it shouldn't be that hard. If there are multiple tables involved it might take a while. If you've got fancy forms or queries built in, it might take more than a while.

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