How to Backup and Restore Database in MS Access?

Microsoft Office is the great software which includes several applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Drive and Access etc. All these apps help the user in formatting, editing, creating text document and making presentation etc. You can install this best software through www.office.com/setup. User can use this in their homes as well as in offices on any device like Window OS, Mac, Computer, Laptop and Android Phones. MS Access help the user to create huge databases for storing and managing a large amount of data. You can store your essential data in one place and can use graphics in it. That is why it is different from Excel. It is specially designed for professional use and the data you store in it can be used for referential, reporting as well as making analysis or a project. In this blog, you will read how to backup and restore database in MS Access.

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The Reason for back up your Access data:

It is very necessary that you restore your database because if there is a system failure then you have a backup copy of your databases and you need not to worry. As the ‘Undo’ command is not sufficient to restore all your data which you have lost. At this point of time, data backup help you alot. Do not think that creating a backup will eat up your storage space as well as time, because when you undergo the data loss, then you will realize the importance of creating a data backup. Hence, you should regularly back up your data including designs, etc. Through backup you can restore corrupted and lost files.

How to back up Access database?

First you have to open the database of which you want to create a backup. Now from the taskbar, you have to click on the option named as ‘File’. After this, you should click on the ‘Save As’ option. Here you have to select the option ‘Save Database As’ which is there under ‘File Types’. Now you have to hit on the Back Up Database which is there under ‘Advanced’ option. Then you have to tap on the ‘Save As’option, and then you will see the dialog box will open. Now in this box, you can review or edit the name of the database backup. You can also view the date when the backup is created. Here from the Save as type list, you should select the desired file. And then click on the ‘Save’ option when you complete the process.

Restore Missing Objects in a Database:

For this, first you should open the database which you want to restore an object of your choice. Then to restore missing objects, you have to tap on the ‘External Data’ option. Here you have to click ‘Access’ when you go to the ‘Import & Link’ group. Now it will open the dialog box, you just have to click on the ‘Browse’ option. When you find the desired database, you have to click on ‘Open’ option. After this, you have to select the option “Import tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules into the current database”. Now you have to click  ‘OK’ button and then you have to select the object which you want to restore.

Through this way you can restore and backup database in MS Access. If you want some help then you can visit to the site of MS Office via office.com/setup.

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