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cannot view Access 2010 files with Access 2016 Runtime

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I have some Access 2010 *.mdb files.

I want to view them , not edit, on a laptop which does not have Microsoft Office installed.

 

I downloaded and installed Access 2016 Runtime from here : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50040

 

When I double-click on a *.mdb , I get a blank Access window.

 

Can I do this?

Or am I doing something wrong?

4 Replies
Hi,

It is normal, you cannot view the design or edit any thing. You need a full version of Access.
if you have Excel installed. you can view the tables using Get & Transform data menu.
best response confirmed by atexit8nj (New Contributor)
Solution

Hi,

 

With the runtime you don't see the navigation pane with the database objects but only the custom user interface = forms and reports.

 

Does the application have a startup form? Then this should open in the runtime.

 

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Karl
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@Karl Donaubauer wrote:

Hi,

 

With the runtime you don't see the navigation pane with the database objects but only the custom user interface = forms and reports.

 

Does the application have a startup form? Then this should open in the runtime.

 

 


Ah. Thank you.

I thought I would be able to see the database objects ... the tables.