IN THIS CHAPTER:
Compact and Repair a Database
Encode and Decode a Database
Convert a Database to Another Version
New to Access 2003 is the ability to back up a database right from within Microsoft Access. Access databases can become corrupt. Many times, if you don’t have a backup, you will lose all of your data. You also can lose your data if your system crashes—for instance, if you have a hard-disk crash. This further emphasizes the need for a backup.
I recommend backing up your database ...