Due to hardware problems
, I'm fighting with some corrupted files
(I've pretty well given up trying to read from the damaged hard drive).
One of these is an Access database which Access(XP) cannot open. The suggested fix is to create a new DB and import the tables and queries. However, this only results in the same error message when trying to import these structures.
I had a look at the file with a hex editor, and most of the information seems
to be present. It's a bit hard to tell, because only strings (ASCII or UTF8/Unicode) stand out and information items such as date/time or running numbers aren't apparent.
Does anyone know about a recovery tool that can extract tables and queries from a damaged MDB file? I'm not worried about forms, reports or other stuff, just the data tables. Failing that, a description of the file format would allow me to try and "repair" it or build a Perl script to read this information selectively.