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Why I can't open any access 2010 file in Access 2007?

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Can you give me suggestions how to solve problem which I mentioned in the title of my question?
Oct 31 '13 #1
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Rabbit
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Because 2007 is older than 2010. There is no forward compatability. There's no way for an old version of a program to know how to open a future version of a file.
Oct 31 '13 #2

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But these two versions of Access have the same extension.I can open Word 2010 file in Microsoft Word 2007, something else is the problem with Access?
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Rabbit
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The same extension doesn't mean the same format.
Oct 31 '13 #4

zmbd
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nikolazl:
As Rabbit stated, backward compatibility is not guaranteed. You will be able to open some 2010-ACCDB files and not others: Backward compatibility between Access 2010 and Access 2007

So in one version of a front-end I have, it is ACC2010 only as I've used the newer navigation form control; however, I do have a version that works in 2007 for one client that has 2007. The back-end is a 2010 file and this works for all of my clients because the back-end is only data tables and I haven't used any of the new stuff in this file and I have the IT handle user rights to the backend folder; thus, OS level encryption of the files. (in-fact, the backend was one of my last MDB files that I've finally move to 2010 as all of the ACC2003 users have finally migrated! YEA!)

Even with Word2010; if you open it in 2007 there are few things that will be changed:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...010370115.aspx
Word 2010 element: New numbering formats
Change when opened in Word 2007: New numbering formats are converted to Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, ...).
Change when opened in Word 97-2003: New numbering formats are converted to Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, ...).
Word 2010 element: New shapes and text boxes
Change when opened in Word 2007: Shapes and text boxes are converted to effects available in this format. Shapes and text boxes are converted to effects available in this format.
Change when opened in Word 97-2003: Text effects; Effects on text are permanently removed unless the effects are applied by using a custom style.
etc...
And even then... if you have Word2003 without the compatibility pack, you will not be able to open the files.
Oct 31 '13 #5

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Ok, thank you very much, I understood you...I open Desktop Contacts template in Access 2010 and tried to open the same in Access 2007 but without success.The problem is when I make blank database with one table in Access 2010 I can't open it in Access 2007.
Oct 31 '13 #6

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