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Issue w/ Compacting Access Database - Deletes Files

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by masoncran, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. masoncran

    masoncran
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    I have an Access database that I compact regularly because of the size.
    However, the last two times I have compacted it, it deleted both my macros
    and my reports I had created (tables and queries were fine). Any ideas what
    would cause this and how I can avoid it? Thanks.
     
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  3. John Vinson

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    On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 16:31:25 -0800, masoncran
    <masoncran@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have an Access database that I compact regularly because of the size.
    >However, the last two times I have compacted it, it deleted both my macros
    >and my reports I had created (tables and queries were fine). Any ideas what
    >would cause this and how I can avoid it? Thanks.


    Almost certainly, system table corruption. I hope you have a working
    backup... :-{(

    Try creating a new, empty database and using File... Get External
    Data... Import to import everything from your current working backup
    database. Test the new one to be sure it works correctly, trash the
    old one and rename the new if it does.

    Check out the suggestions at
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm to prevent and
    (hopefully) cure future corruption. Splitting the database into a
    frontend and backend sounds like a VERY good idea if you have not
    already done so!

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     

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