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Opening database with text editor

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I opened an mdb file with a text editor, deleted random chunks of data from
it and then saved it. Now it won't open. Fortunately, it wasn't one of
mine - it was from the accounts department, but can it be repaired?

Steve
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Rog
That was not a smart move... I don't see how any utility would be able
to repair the "gaps" that you made. I hope your friend has a backup.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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I would try opening a new access database and doing an import. Then
import everything from the other mdb.

ps never open an MDB with a text editor. If you need to work with the
raw data at the least, export the table and open that in an editor.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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You should NEVER manipulate a file unless you know what program(s) you can
use to do so safely!

An MDB file should only be used with MS-Access, or another program that is
designed to work with MDB files.

I hope the data wasn't too importatnt, because unless you or the accounts
department has a backup of that file, it's gone!

Ruben baumann

"Steve Mills" <s@m.com> wrote in message
news:ct**********@titan.btinternet.com...
I opened an mdb file with a text editor, deleted random chunks of data from
it and then saved it. Now it won't open. Fortunately, it wasn't one of
mine - it was from the accounts department, but can it be repaired?

Steve

Nov 13 '05 #4

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On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:47:46 +0000 (UTC), "Steve Mills" <s@m.com>
wrote:
I opened an mdb file with a text editor, deleted random chunks of data from
it and then saved it. Now it won't open. Fortunately, it wasn't one of
mine - it was from the accounts department, but can it be repaired?

Steve

I opened my laptop harddrive with a can opener and I'm having trouble
puttting it back together. Will it still work? Fortunately it belongs
to the IT department. Will they mind?
Sorry
David

Nov 13 '05 #5

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I presume this is a joke post? Delete reandom chunks of a file, and wonder
why it won't open?

On 26 Jan 2005 15:55:06 -0600, d.***************@blueyonder.co.uk (David
Schofield) wrote:
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:47:46 +0000 (UTC), "Steve Mills" <s@m.com>
wrote:
I opened an mdb file with a text editor, deleted random chunks of data from
it and then saved it. Now it won't open. Fortunately, it wasn't one of
mine - it was from the accounts department, but can it be repaired?

Steve

I opened my laptop harddrive with a can opener and I'm having trouble
puttting it back together. Will it still work? Fortunately it belongs
to the IT department. Will they mind?
Sorry
David


Nov 13 '05 #6

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Steve
You are better at recognising jokes than people give you credit for.
Tom

Nov 13 '05 #7

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Last year I went skiing in France and broke a leg.
Fortunately it wasn't one of mine.

Tom

Nov 13 '05 #8

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"Steve Mills" <s@m.com> wrote in
news:ct**********@titan.btinternet.com:
I opened an mdb file with a text editor, deleted random chunks
of data from it and then saved it. Now it won't open.
Fortunately, it wasn't one of mine - it was from the accounts
department, but can it be repaired?

Steve


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Nov 13 '05 #9

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