Missing Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 Component

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Hi there,

Friends I am facing a weird error message in the client environment. When I try to open an access document, I ended up with an error message. They have the licensed version of MS Office products in the computer. They did it all from the authorized website, but still the error message appears. Thinking of installation was not successfully complete; do they need to reinstall it again? Please help thanks.


Missing Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 Component

The selected file appears to be a Microsoft Access 2007 or later file. In order to access the data contained within this file, one of two Microsoft products must be installed on this Windows client machine:

1)    Microsoft Access 2007 or 2010 (individually, or as part of a Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 suite), or

2)    Microsoft’s 2007 or 2010 Office System Driver.

The 2007/2010 Office system Driver may be downloaded, free of charge, from Microsoft’s website by going to www.microsoft.com and searching for “Microsoft Access Database Engine”.

Answered By 70 points N/A #170745

Missing Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 Component



It sounds like you’re having trouble opening an Access file that was created with a newer version of Access in an older version of Access. This is not possible because newer version of Access consists of newer file encoding, organizing method and more improvements that are not supported in older versions. You have to install either Access 2007 or Access 2010 or the Office System Driver to view the file.

It is better to install a newer version of Access so I’m recommending you to install Microsoft Access 2010 Redistributable that will install the necessary components to read/write those files that are created with MS Access 2007 and 2010.

Download Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable. After installation, try to open your files. Those should open without any issue.

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