How can I find out whether SecureRecovery for Access will work on my databases?
We offer a demo version of SecureRecovery for Access to help you evaluate your options. After you install and run the demo, you will be able to determine whether your Access databases are recoverable, and the program will provide a list of recoverable/unrecoverable files through the Product Information page.
Remember to back up your data (especially corrupt or damaged Access databases) before running SecureRecovery for Access.
What are the differences between the demo version and the full version of SecureRecovery for Access?
While the full version of the software can completely recover damaged Access databases, the demo version will only recover a limited number of rows, then replace remaining rows with the word “demo” in text fields and null values in other fields. Forms will not be restored, but will instead be replaced with blank demo forms.
The full version of SecureRecovery for Access does not have these limitations.
Why should I use the demo version of the software?
The free version is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of SecureRecovery for Access, and will provide you with the information you need to decide whether to purchase the software.
My recovered Access database files appear smaller than I expected. Is this normal?
Yes. This is due to how SecureRecovery for Access treats damaged areas of your databases. It replaces permanently damaged data with blank areas, thereby reducing the total size of the files. This does not necessarily impact the usability of the recovered databases.
File sizes may also decrease when unsupported features are recovered. The demo version of SecureRecovery for Access will always create smaller recovered databases, since the database entries in these files consist mostly of placeholders and blank text.
Which product licensing option is right for me?
We recommend consulting the Licensing page for a full explanation of the licensing options.
How can I run SecureRecovery for Access through the command line?
You can create batch files and run SecureRecovery for Access through the command line if you have an Enterprise or Service license. However, the standard version does not support this feature.
To use the software, use the format:
Do not use angle brackets. Be sure to create the directory for the recovered databases before running SecureRecovery for Access. Use ‘*’ to replace groups of symbols and ‘?’ to replace one simple.
Will this software recover Access 2.0 databases?
Yes, but SecureRecovery for Access will need to be installed on a system with a 32-bit version of Access (Access 2.0 was a 16-bit application).
After I recover my databases, what format will they be in?
This depends on the version of Microsoft Office and DAO used on your system. By default, SecureRecovery for Access will use the oldest available format starting with Access 2000.