What Is an ACCDB File?

ACCDB File,How to open, edit, and convert ACCDB files

ACCDB File,A file with the ACCDB file extension is an Access 2007/2010 Database file. It’s the default format for database files used in the current version of MS Access.

The ACCDB file format replaces the older MDB format used in prior versions of Access (before version 2007). It includes enhancements to it like support for encryption and file attachments.

When you’re working on an ACCDB file in Microsoft Access, a similar MS Access Record-Locking Information file (with the .LACCDB extension) is automatically created in the same folder to prevent from accidentally editing the original file. This temporary file is especially helpful when multiple people are using the same ACCDB file simultaneously.

ACCDB File,How to Open an ACCDB File

ACCDB File,ACCDB files can be opened with Microsoft Access (version 2007 and newer). Microsoft Excel will import ACCDB files but that data will then have to be saved in some other spreadsheet format.

The free MDB Viewer Plus program can also open and edit ACCDB files. This is a great alternative if you don’t have a copy of Microsoft Access. Plus, it’s totally portable, so you don’t even need to install it.

Another way to open and edit ACCDB files without Access is to use OpenOffice Base or LibreOffice Base. They both let you connect to an existing Microsoft Access 2007 database (an .ACCDB ), but the result is a file saved in the ODF Database format (an .ODB file).

You can use MDBOpener.com to upload the ACCDB online and view the tables without ever needing any database software on your computer. Though you aren’t able to manipulate the database file in any way, you can download the tables in the CSV or XLS format.

ACCDB MDB Explorer for Mac can also open ACCDM and MDB files, but it’s not free to use.