How to Restore Microsoft Access Files?

“I have dedicated all my efforts and time in preparing database related to my work assignment in MS Access. But yesterday while checking it, my system got shutdown improperly. Upon restarting the system, I found that the MDB (access) files that I have been worked upon are gone and inaccessible. Is there any possible way so that I can get back all those MDB files?”

A lot of computer users often face this sort of problems while working on their access files. The best way to resolve this issue is by making use of backup. But many users don’t create or forget to keep a backup of their important files. However, you need not conclude that there is no way to recover your files back. Getting back lost data is no longer a difficult task as there are a number of file recovery tools available over the internet to rescue and retrieve your access files.

Since MS Access stores all the data and table entries in MDB files, the reason of Access file loss actually depends on the MDB file. It can be said directly that Access file loss is the consequence of MDB file corruption. All the table entries, forms and other attributes become inaccessible if the MDB file is corrupted. There are several other unexpected reasons which can affect database file.

Reasons for loss of Access file are:

  • Unintentional deletion of the Access files
  • Storage media corruption due to virus attacks
  • Power failure while using Microsoft Access Database
  • Bad sectors on storage media
  • Improperly ejecting the storage drive containing Access files

In case you lost your access files due to any of the above mentioned situation, then do not worry! As said earlier, you can easily overcome data loss problem with the help of a professional recovery tool named as Yodot File Recovery.

About The Software

File Recovery tool software is powerful software that not only recovers Access files but also other MS Office files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook PST file, OneNote, Publisher, etc. It successfully restores all deleted or lost files without affecting a single bit of data during the recovery process. Hence Yodot File Recovery software proves itself as one of the best file recovery software available today. It will recover Access database (.mdb file) created in MS Access 2010, 2007, 2003, etc. You can also recover password protected files as well. It scans the storage drive and searches for deleted/lost files using their file extensions. It can smoothly run with all major versions of Windows Operating system.

Directions for using the software

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it to your computer
  • Run the software in order to start the recovery process
  • As soon as you run the software, a welcome window appears with two options namely “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Choose anyone out of the two to continue
  • The software now displays all the drive present in your system
  • Select the drive from where recovery can be done
  • Once you select the drive, it will start scanning and displays all the files present in the drive you have selected
  • Select the files that you want to recover. Click on “Mark All” option in order to recover all the files
  • You can make use of the search box to search specific  file i.e. Access file
  • On the next window you can see all of the recovered files
  • The Red Cross mark shows that the files are being deleted
  • Select the files that you want to recover and continue by pressing “Next” option
  • Save the recovered files in a desired location

Tips to prevent data loss

  • Stop using your computer when you realized that you have deleted/lost data from it
  • Always keep backup of your important MDB files
  • Make use of antivirus software to make your storage drive free of virus infections and update it regularly
  • Do not save recovered files again on the same location from where you lost it

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