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.

AccessCorruption

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

accessFixInstaller

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

AccessFixLanguage

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.

 

AccessFixSelectFile

And I click on Recover

AccessFixRecovered

When I now click on View my tables are back

AccessFixTablesAreBack

 

Conclusions

Pros:

  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.

Cons:

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

 

See also:

https://veenstra.me.uk/2016/03/08/office-interesting-3rd-party-products/

ExcelFIX

OutlookFIX

WordFIX

OfficeFIX

DeleteFIX Photo

 

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