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Microsoft Access Database File (MDB/.mdb)

Files with the extension .mdb belong to Microsoft Access application. MDB denotes a Microsoft Database. Each of these files consists of database structure along with respective entries. MDB files are only used by Microsoft Access versions prior to 2007.

MDB files belong to the classification of Relational Databases.

MDB file has several MIME types associated to it. Some are listed below:

  • application/x-msaccess
  • application/msaccess
  • zz-application/zz-winassoc-mdb
  • application/vnd.ms-access
  • application/vnd.msaccess
  • application/x-mdb
  • application/mdb

Hex: 00 01 00 00 53 74 61 6E 64 61 72 64 20 4A 65 74 20 44 42 00

Storage path for MDB file is user defined.

Corrupt MDB file when accessed shows up error messages. Some of the commonly encountered errors have been listed below:

Error 3343

  • Unrecognized Database Format 'filename.mdb'.

Error 2239

  • The database 'filename.mdb' needs to be repaired or isn't a database file.

Application Shutdown

  • You or another user may have unexpectedly quit Microsoft Office Access while a Microsoft Office Access database was open.
  • Do you want Microsoft Office Access to attempt to repair the database?

Error 3011

  • The Microsoft Jet database engine could not find the object 'xxxx'. Make sure the object exists and that you spell its name and the path name correctly.

Error 3112

  • Record(s) cannot be read; no read permission on 'xxxx'.
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