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  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
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    Access versions (2003)

    I have Access 2003 installed.

    I have many .mdb files I'm taking over in my new job that when I open them in 2003 it says "Access 2000 file format" in the title bar.

    I'm assuming I can convert them to 2003 format, but should I?

    What are the pros/cons of updating?

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Access versions (2003)

    Access 2003 can work with databases in Access 2000 format and Access 2002/2003 format without converting. I'd stay with Access 2000 format for the following reasons:
    - The files are smaller.
    - The format is more stable.
    - The databases can be used by others who have Access 2000, Access 2002, Access 2003 or Access 2007.
    The only disadvantage is that you cannot create a .mde database from an Access 2000 format .mdb.
    The Access 2002/23003 format has no real advantages above the Access 2000 format.

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