.ACCDT File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .ACCDT file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

ACCDT File Recovery

What is a .ACCDT file?

Template database file created by Microsoft Access, a desktop relational database management system (RDMBS); contains pre-defined tables, data, reports, and other database elements; saved as a hierarchy of XML and text files and compressed with Zip compression.

What Are Common Causes of ".ACCDT" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".ACCDT" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: The most common cause is accidental deletion by the user. This can happen when a user mistakenly deletes the ".ACCDT" file thinking it is no longer needed.
  2. File corruption: ".ACCDT" files can become corrupted due to various reasons such as system crashes, power outages, or improper shutdown of the computer while the file is open. This can lead to the file being inaccessible or unusable.
  3. Hardware or software issues: Problems with hardware components like hard drives or software conflicts can also lead to ".ACCDT" file loss or failure. For example, if the hard drive where the file is stored fails, the file may become inaccessible.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".ACCDT" files, making them unreadable or causing them to fail.
  5. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, when updating or upgrading the software used to open ".ACCDT" files, compatibility issues may arise, leading to file loss or failure.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental overwriting or saving the file in the wrong location, can result in ".ACCDT" file loss or failure.
  7. System crashes or software errors: Unexpected system crashes or software errors can cause ".ACCDT" files to be lost or become corrupted.

It is important to regularly backup ".ACCDT" files to prevent loss or failure. Additionally, using reliable antivirus software and practicing safe computing habits can help protect files from malware or accidental deletion.

How to recover lost ".ACCDT" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".ACCDT" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".ACCDT" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".ACCDT" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".ACCDT" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".ACCDT" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".ACCDT" extension?

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Programs that open ".ACCDT" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Microsoft Access Database Template

  • File extension: .ACCDT

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Database Files

  • Format: Zip


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .ACCDT file extension and what does it stand for?

    The .ACCDT file extension stands for Access Database Template. It is a file format used by Microsoft Access, a database management system. An ACCDT file is a template file that contains predefined settings, structures, and layouts for creating a new database in Access. It is designed to provide a starting point for creating customized databases with specific functionalities.

  • How can I open a .ACCDT file and what software is required?

    To open a .ACCDT file, you will need Microsoft Access software installed on your computer. Microsoft Access is a database management system that allows you to create, edit, and manipulate databases.

    To open a .ACCDT file, follow these steps:

    1. Make sure you have Microsoft Access installed on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download and install it from the official Microsoft website.
    2. Locate the .ACCDT file on your computer. It is usually saved with the file extension .ACCDT.
    3. Double-click on the .ACCDT file. This should automatically open the file in Microsoft Access.

    If the .ACCDT file does not open with Microsoft Access, you can try the following steps:

    1. Right-click on the .ACCDT file and select "Open With" from the context menu.
    2. Choose "Microsoft Access" from the list of available programs. If Microsoft Access is not listed, click on "Choose another app" and navigate to the installation directory of Microsoft Access (usually located in "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficerootOfficeXX").
    3. Check the box that says "Always use this app to open .ACCDT files" if you want to associate .ACCDT files with Microsoft Access by default.
    4. Click "OK" or "Open" to open the .ACCDT file in Microsoft Access.

    Note: .ACCDT files are typically Access Database Template files, which means they are used as a starting point to create new databases. However, they can also contain actual data and be used as functional databases.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow in order to successfully open a .ACCDT file?

    To successfully open a .ACCDT file, you need to have Microsoft Access installed on your computer. Follow these steps:

    1. Ensure that you have Microsoft Access installed on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download and install it from the Microsoft website.
    2. Locate the .ACCDT file on your computer. It is typically saved with the file extension .ACCDT.
    3. Double-click on the .ACCDT file, and it should automatically open with Microsoft Access.
    4. If the file does not open automatically, right-click on the .ACCDT file and select "Open With" from the context menu. Choose Microsoft Access from the list of available programs.
    5. If you still can't open the file, launch Microsoft Access and go to the "File" tab. Select "Open" and navigate to the location of the .ACCDT file. Select the file and click "Open."

    Following these steps should allow you to successfully open a .ACCDT file using Microsoft Access.

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