cannot open a database created with an older version of the application

Copper Contributor

Hi Everyone
I'm trying to open an access file with .mdb extension.
Unfortunately I have access 2019 and I get this error:
"cannot open a database created with an older version of the application"

How can I do?
Do I need to install access 2003? as ?
Thanks a lot to everyone.
forgive my bad english.

2 Replies
I think Access 2010 could convert mdb files, not sure, though.

@Gerry02 

All versions of Access from A2010 onwards can open MDB files created in A2000 or later.

The error message indicates that your file was created in an earlier version e.g. A97

If its an A97 file, it can be opened in A2007

However if it was created in A95, A2.0 or A1.0 then it will need to be opened by an earlier version

 

If you don't have access to A2007 or earlier, then I can do the conversion for you but may charge for my time if its not straightforward. Let me know if you want me to do so