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I recently purchased Microsoft Office 2013 (about 2 months

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I recently purchased Microsoft Office 2013 (about 2 months ago so I presume that my problem will be covered by guarantee).

I have just opened Access 2013 but it will not allow me to use databases in Access 2003 even if I open onto Access 2003. I used help and it said that he security settings may be wrong.
To correct this it told me to

1) open control

2) doulbe click on Add/remove programmes but this option was not in the list of topics that appeared.

As I need to open the databases how can I acieve this?

Thank you for your help

Graham Cawley
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft
Expert:  Richard replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question, my name is Richard and I look forward to assisting you.

Please note, click on Reply to Expert to reply to me, a rating is only needed when we are finished.

You need to convert the file to 2013.

To do this, please do the following in Access 2013.

Click File, and then click Open.

Click the Access 2000 or Access 2002 - 2003 database (.mdb) that you want to convert.

Click File, click Save As, and then click Save Database As.

Choose the Access file type, and then click Save As.

If any database objects are open when you click Save As, Access prompts you to close them prior to creating the copy. Click Yes to make Access close the objects, or click No to cancel the entire process. If needed, Access will also prompt you to save any changes.

In the Save As dialog box, type a file name in the File name box, and then click Save.

Access creates the copy of the database, and then opens the copy.

Access automatically closes the original database.

Let me know the results please

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

When I open access 2013 and click open no "file" option appears


Graham Cawley

Expert:  Richard replied 4 years ago.
Let me convert it for you Graham.

Follow my instructions to upload the access file.

- Click the following link:
- Upload the file to that website
- Once it is uploaded, the resulting page will display a "File ID" number.
- Please, give me that "File ID Number"

Thank you