Microsoft Office – Fix Corrupted Access Databases, Outlook files, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents and even Photos.

As recently mentioned in one of my blog articles. I found some interesting tools to fix various types of corrupted files. Today I’m going through the typical error that you might find. In this article I’ve created a an Access database but you could try the same with any of the following:

  • Outlook .pst files
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Word documents
  • Photo files on camera’s

I started with the creation of an Access database using Access 2016. And I corrupted the database using notepad.


When I open the database file I’m getting quite quickly an error:

Unrecognized database format

Well that was easy!

No I’ll try and fix it.

First I’m downloading AccessFix


Then when I click on the downloaded file I can select my preferred language.


I’m selecting English, but the installer is also available in

  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

After a Next , I Agree, Next and Install AccessFix is installed within seconds.

Well that is also easy.

Then I tried to run the Application:


Access Fix Interface

I click on the green start button.



And I click on Recover


When I now click on View my tables are back





  1. Easy to install
  2. Does the job
  3. Easy to use interface
  4. Preview if your corruption can be fixed or not before purchasing the product.


  1. The trial doesn’t let you save the file


See also:





DeleteFIX Photo



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