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    Access 2013 file extension problem

    I created several databases on a Window 7 machine using Access 2010. I used the Access built-in backup feature to burn the databases to a DVD. Each database had a .accdb extention. I tested them after the backup and they opened fine.

    Now I'm on a different Windows 7 machine using Access 2013. When I open the DVD, the databases all have a .accdb.XML extension and will not open in 2013.

    It's important that I find a way to open these databases. Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Have you copied then from the DVD to your working hard drive?
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    Yes. I copied them to my hard drive.

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    The files you copied were .accdb files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkhuna View Post
    I created several databases on a Window 7 machine using Access 2010. I used the Access built-in backup feature to burn the databases to a DVD.
    I would not recommend that as a good method for deployment.

    I would highly recommend that you compress the database into a ZIP file before burning to a CD/DVD. This done outside of Access.

    It sound like you are deploying a Access application. To be able to deploy updates it really helps to sp0lit the database into a app (front end) and data (back end). Here are my thoughts on the subject: Splitting your Access database into application and data
    Boyd Trimmell aka HiTechCoach (Access Information here)
    Microsoft MVP - Access Expert
    "If technology doesn't work for people, then it doesn't work."

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