How do I open a .mdb file ...

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  1. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

    Fender2112

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    I friend has sent me a file with the .mdb extention. I think it's a Microsoft Access file. How can I open this on a Mac?

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You need to use Access. There is not a Mac version of this. You need to run it under VPC or on a real PC. Sorry!
     
  3. David Lundgren macrumors member

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think FileMaker will open it. Their website does not mention Access support.
     
  5. David Lundgren macrumors member

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    I don't have Access here right now, but one other trick we frequently use is to try to open some of these data files in Excel, save and reopen that in Filemaker. If you've got Excel, you might try that.
     
  6. Fender2112 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried Excel but had no luck. It must be bad when a Microsoft product won't talk to another Microsoft product.
     
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