File Extension ACCDE

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    Microsoft Access 2007/2010 Compiled Execute Only Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ACCDE file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ACCDE file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ACCDE file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The ACCDE extension is used by Microsoft Corporation's Access Platform program from 2007 (Mac 2008). It serves to identify files containing a "completed" version of an accdb file. These files are sometimes referred to as executable access files.

In contrast to the accdb files, the user of an ACCDE file can not make any changes to the design of the forms or reports. If the file VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) contains scripts or other modules, these are only available in compiled form. The user of the file can not change the scripts. However, normal database actions are possible.

Earlier versions of Microsoft Access use the ending mde for these types of files.

Programs which can open a ACCDE file

How to open a ACCDE file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ACCDE file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a ACCDE file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support ACCDE files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ACCDE file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ACCDE files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with ACCDE there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the ACCDE file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the ACCDE file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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