MDB Viewer Plus

MDB Viewer Plus


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 12 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.48
File Size:
4MB
Date Added:
August 08, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
124,879
Downloads Last Week:
694
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft Data Access Components

Editors' review

It's hard to access Access files without access to Access, Microsoft's popular relational database management system. If you need to open Access database files, try Alex Nolan's MDB Viewer Plus. It's a free tool that not only displays Microsoft Access MDB files and the newer Accdb files via the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) in Windows but also lets users open, view, edit, search, sort, import, and export Access files without an Access license or an installed copy of Access.

MDB Viewer Plus is portable freeware that runs as soon as you click the program file, which makes it a handy addition to your portable toolkit. The program's toolbar is well stocked with icons for searching for supported files as well as searching within them, not to mention displaying table info, importing and exporting data, creating and removing child fields, and other functions. It didn't take the program long to locate the few Access files stored locally on our system and display them in its main list view, but we were impressed with MDB Viewer's extensive and powerful search options nonetheless. In fact, MDB Viewer's most versatile feature is its search function, or functions, since it sports two Search icons, one for searching values and another for multiple word searches, not to mention the Query and Table Info tools, which have their own interfaces. We could save and export into text, rich text, PDF, Excel, Works, Foxpro, XML, HTML, and CSV formats. MDB Viewer also imports files in text, Word, clipboard, Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, QuattroPro, SPSS, Paradox, Dbase, and ADO database formats and Advantage, DBISAM, and Clarion table files as well as Access, XML, HTML, Windows Address Book, and VCalendar Data files. Wizards make importing and exporting all these file types easy.

MDB Viewer Plus certainly lives up to its name as well as its promise. It not only displays Access files without having Access installed, but it also offers considerable searching, editing, and modifying capabilities. As its developer notes, it's not an Access alternative or a standalone database solution--yet. It's on its way, though. For users who need to view or edit Access files, it's a great choice.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    1.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4 stars

    "Works fine so far"

    February 19, 2014   |   By memorymoog

    Version: MDB Viewer Plus 2.48

    Pros

    Fast loading
    Standalone (no install required, but does create one ini file)
    Editing capabilities
    Import/Export capabilities

    Cons

    None found so far

    Summary

    Only used this prog once so far, to open a simple, one table database and delete one record. Scanned program first with AVG after reading other reviews warning of malware/virus, nothing found.
    Looks like it has quite a few features, have not looked into these as yet. Satisifed so far, did the job I wanted very quickly and easily.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains malware"

    January 13, 2014   |   By burnsdye

    Version: MDB Viewer Plus 2.48

    Pros

    absolutely nothing

    Cons

    warning, contains malware, virus, do not download

    Summary

    do not download!

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  • 1 stars

    "Virus comes with it!"

    December 05, 2013   |   By NortNort

    Version: MDB Viewer Plus 2.48

    Pros

    Not applicable

    Cons

    If you download this freeware you will get a persistent virus that comes along with it "Scorpion Saver." This will keep coming back everytime you restart your computer - even after deleting it from your internet browser extensions/add-ons, computer programs, and registry editor. It will cause annoying pop-ups. I'm still trying to figure out how to get rid of it once and for all!

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  • 2 stars

    "It's better to stay away from it."

    September 27, 2013   |   By scizaro007

    Version: MDB Viewer Plus 2.48

    Pros

    The tool is helpful for the users to view MDB and Accdb files without having Microsoft Access Installed.

    Cons

    It does not import the files from text, Excel, Word and ADO databse formats

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  • 1 stars

    "Full of bugs"

    August 20, 2013   |   By zeljkoitf

    Version: MDB Viewer Plus 2.48

    Pros

    Very few... except it's free.

    Cons

    Full of bugs;
    - Table info gives wrong information about everything displayed in there (field precision, required info, primary keys info etc..).
    - Indexes are not correctly detected
    - Primary keys are not correctly detected, nor you can change them
    - Multiple bugs in query window & execution
    - Tables and queries are all "tables".
    etc etc...

    Summary

    I really don't know what people see in this software since almost nothing here works as it should.

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