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Bugs: Access 2000: Can't Open/Convert Access 97 MDEs

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Dev Ashish
  MDE files are compiled versions of a database without any code in the canonical text form.  Without this text form, you cannot edit the design of forms, reports, and modules.  This also implies that you cannot convert a MDE file to any other version of Access.  You must use (for example) Access 2000 to convert the mdb file to MDE format again.

From Access 97 help on MDE property:

 
Warning: Be sure to retain a copy of your original database. If you need to change any code or the design of objects in an .mde database, you must do so in the original database and then create a new .mde database. You will also need the original database in order to convert to future versions of Microsoft Access because you can't directly convert .mde files.


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