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Is It Possible To Change An .mdb Extension To .doc? If Yes, How?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by rtryan, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. rtryan

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    Is it possible to change an .mdb extension to .doc? If yes, how?
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    Albert D.Kallal

    Albert D.Kallal
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    You can change the name of a mdb file to anything you want.

    However, changing the name of the of a file no more changes your gender if
    you change your name from Mr. To Miss....

    In other words, the name is just that...a name.

    If you take a .xls (excel spreadsheet), and rename it as a 3 dimensional
    AutoCAD document such as my3d.cad, the spread does not magically somehow
    become a 3 dimensional engineering drawing.

    So, you could in fact simply re-name a mdb file as a doc file. The only
    thing this would accomplish is that when you click on the .doc file, word
    will try and load the mdb file...and it will not have a clue how to use the
    file. It will think the database is actually a word processing file..and the
    data inside will just look a mumbled jumped mess.

    So, while you can change your namefrom Frend to Joe, that does not change
    what is inside of you. And, the same goes for a windows file. That name
    change does not alter in anyway what is inside of the file.

    So, sure...you can rename the file to a .doc

    Further, if word does actually try and open the mdb file..it often results
    in the file being damaged beyond repair...especially if you try and save the
    application with word...which is complete different then access, which is
    completely different then a outlook file....

    To see, and to be able to re-name file extensions, you need to change the
    settings in windows to display the extensions. This feature is turned off by
    default for the above reasons (renaming a file can cause the wrong appcation
    to open and try to consume the file).

    It is not clear why you would want to change the extension, as the extension
    is the means by windows knows what application to launch when you click on
    the file.

    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    "rtryan" <rtryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > Is it possible to change an .mdb extension to .doc? If yes, how?
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