The File Extensions Database

.ACCDE File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ACCDE file?

.ACCDE is Access Execute Only Database

Database file created by Microsoft Access, a desktop relational database program; saves a "locked-down" version of an .ACCDB file so that all Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code is saved in a compiled format and is not viewable or editable; allows custom database code to be protected.

Other functions that cannot be performed in an ACCDE database include modifying forms, reports, and modules.

NOTE: ACCDE files are used in place of .MDE files, which are used by older versions of Access.

Programs that open Access Execute Only Database
Microsoft Access 2016

How to solve problems with ACCDE files

  • Associate the ACCDE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ACCDE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ACCDE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ACCDE file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ACCDE is Access Execute Only Database. Because only the current version supports the latest ACCDE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .ACCDE is Access Execute Only Database update.
  • To make sure that your ACCDE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.