Free Utilities! - Trigeminal Software, Inc. (English)
All of the utilities here are free and will always be free
however, they are unsupported. That's the nature of free tools.
(Almost all of these utilities require that you have the Visual Basic 6 runtime files on your machine, as they
were written in VB6. If you need the VB6 runtime files, you can get them from Microsoft's site in the file
Sometimes when you are working with Access you need to convert a prior version database to the version you are using. However, this is not something that Access has ever allowed you to do programatically. But now you can use either the Access 97 or Access 2000/2002 version of TSI Conversion. This utility takes the form of an MDE file that you can set a reference to and call its ConvertDatabase method to convert any Access database to the current version. It is even something you can redistribute with your applications that need this functionality (but this does not mean you can post the utility on your own site!) The .ZIP file contains both the Access 97 and Access 2000/2002 versions, and each of them should be able to take any prior version and put it in the appropriate current version.