MDB Viewer Plus

MDB Viewer Plus


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
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:
130,608
Downloads Last Week:
859
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft Data Access Components

Editors' review

MDB Viewer Plus is a bare-bones database application. It allows you to view, edit, and search through a Microsoft Access database file without having Access installed on the machine. It serves as a valuable substitute when you don't have Access available to you.

Pros

Straightforward design: Databases are one of the more complex file types that you might have to work on. This program uses a navigation system and icons that should be familiar enough to users of other Windows programs that learning how to perform the basic functions such as opening and searching a file are easy to perform, even for someone without a lot of database experience.

Good value: For a free program, this app offers significant value. Being able to open and edit MDB files without having to purchase Office is of considerable worth, especially considering how well the program appears to work.

Cons

Cluttered: Both the toolbar and the main viewing area of the app are quite cluttered. It looks very dated, without the clarity more common in newer software.

Installation: During the installation process, several questions come up trying to get you to install extra browser add-ons and tool bars. You do have the option to reject these installations, but it seems like a needless hassle.

Bottom Line

If you've ever needed to open an MDB file and don't have access on your machine, this is an effective solution to your problem. The software is a little dated and a little cumbersome, but ultimately it performs the tasks you ask it to do admirably. For software that is about functionality and not designed for any sort of entertainment purposes, those drawbacks aren't enough reason to keep away.

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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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