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Access Runtime Unrecognized Database Format

    Question

  • Hello. I developed an app in Access 2010 (ver 14.0.6112.5000 32bit) and packaged it as a runtime with the Package Solution Wizard. I executed the setup on my machine where it installed successfully and the app opened up and works fine. However, when I deployed it to a couple other machines in my office (same version) the installation succeeded but when I tried launching the accdr it threw an Unrecognized Database Format error.

    Darrell H Burns

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:52 PM

Answers

    • I don't know the exact nature of the problem, so let go over the basics and try and figure out what is going on.

    • Now you are certain all the computers are running Access 2010?
    • Are they all running SP1?
    • Are their respective OSs up-to-date?
    • They are all 32 bit version of MS Office?
    • Your database compiles properly?  Without any errors?
    • You've preformed a compact and repair?
    • Have you tried using the accdb or accde just to see what would happen?
    • Did you define a trusted location for the database file?

    I know you see this error a lot when you develop a database in 2010 and then try and run it in 2007.  This isn't the case here is it?


    Daniel Pineault, 2010 Microsoft MVP
    http://www.cardaconsultants.com
    MS Access Tips and Code Samples: http://www.devhut.net


    Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:44 AM

All replies

    • I don't know the exact nature of the problem, so let go over the basics and try and figure out what is going on.

    • Now you are certain all the computers are running Access 2010?
    • Are they all running SP1?
    • Are their respective OSs up-to-date?
    • They are all 32 bit version of MS Office?
    • Your database compiles properly?  Without any errors?
    • You've preformed a compact and repair?
    • Have you tried using the accdb or accde just to see what would happen?
    • Did you define a trusted location for the database file?

    I know you see this error a lot when you develop a database in 2010 and then try and run it in 2007.  This isn't the case here is it?


    Daniel Pineault, 2010 Microsoft MVP
    http://www.cardaconsultants.com
    MS Access Tips and Code Samples: http://www.devhut.net


    Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:44 AM
  • Doh! I goofed. I was packaging an older version (12 instead of 14) of AccessRuntime.exe that I still had from A2007. Once I packaged the A2010 version all went well...except for the trusted location nagbox, which I was able to overcome in my AutoExec.

    That's a good checklist anyway, Dan. Thanx for your time.

    Darrell


    Darrell H Burns

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:37 PM