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Editors' Review

by   / September 16, 2014

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.


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.48

Version 2.48 includes updated query window.


Publisher Alex Nolan
Publisher web site
Release Date August 08, 2013
Date Added August 08, 2013
Version 2.48


Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Database Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft Data Access Components

Download Information

File Size 4MB
File Name MDBPlus.exe


Total Downloads 224,365
Downloads Last Week 15


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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