Retrieve Access 2010 Database Files

“I have lost files from Access 2010 database while doing some other task. The database had saved all Access files in .accdb file format. These files carry important information and I need them back somehow. Can anyone suggest me how to recover Access 2010 database files on Windows?”

Access is the effective Microsoft Office application to keep track of important information in a database format so that it can be saved on computer and even be published on web browser to give data accessibility for other users. Access 2010 database files will be saved in .accdb format. It comprises of Tables and various other objects that save data. However, these Access 2010 database files can be lost or deleted from Windows system in various situations, just as:

  • Deletion of user account by system administrator, which will erase all related files to that account
  • Enabling Recycle Bin with the option, “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin……..” option in its properties will make all (accidental / intentional) deleted files to escape the folder
  • Some logical errors with the hard drive may impose inaccessibility of Access 2010 database files
  • Missing of Access 2010 database files due to incorrect Windows OS update or other software conflicts by third party utilities on the hard drive

In these instances, one may assume that Access database 2010 files are lost forever. But the real fact is, no files can be lost or deleted from computer hard drive permanently. All these processes may make the files disappear from Windows Explorer because OS will lose all credentials required to locate such files. So, even though files remain in same location, one cannot locate them manually. That is why, it is recommended to make use of advanced file restoration software to bring back Access 2010 database files.

Utility to regain Access 2010 database files:

Yodot File Recovery is the excellent software to extract Access database 2010 files from computer hard drive after accidental deletion or unforeseen file loss scenarios. Using this tool, one can recover MS Office documents, text, basic media files, compressed archives, PDF, program files, etc. One might also recover NTF files from Lotus database along with Access database files using this utility. Apart from computer hard disk, user can make use of this tool to get back files from external hard disk, SSD, FireWire Drive, USB pen drive and devices with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. This tool can be utilized on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems to retrieve files.

Guidelines to regain Access 2010 database files on Windows PC:

  • Download File Recovery tool on your Windows PC
  • Install and run the software according to given instructions
  • In main screen click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ or ‘Lost File Recovery’ according to Access 2010 database file loss scenario
  • Next, select logical drive that saves all Access 2010 database files on computer
  • By clicking next, software neatly scans chosen drive / partition to retrieve all possible files from it
  • Later, all recovered files will be listed in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type’ view
  • Toggle between the view types to have detailed look at rescued Access files
  • At last, save restored files to desired destination location on computer hard drive, but not to same folder on scanned partition, where the files were saved previously

Necessary Tips:

  • Gain complete knowledge of Access database before altering any files in it
  • Backup important Access 2010 files on to secure location to avoid unexpected mishaps

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