Backward Compatibility of Access 2013 to Access 2010


  • Help.  I have what I thought was a simple question on Access 2013 that I have not been able to get an answer from Microsoft.  I wish to install Access 2013 on my HP computer that is running Windows 7 64bit.  I will need to share my database files with other users who are running Access 2010 32bit?  Does anyone know of any backward compatability issues that I should be aware of?
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:35 PM

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  • You don't say if you are installing 64 bit or 32 bit Office 2013. 32 bit Access 2013 databases should be compatible with 32 bit 2010 Access, you'll have more work to do getting 64 bit to work. It should work ok but you may stumble across undocumented bugs or features that break it. This might help:
    Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:42 PM
  • Andrew:  Did you actually try it?  That hasn't been my experience.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:49 PM
  • Hi,

    Install Access 2013 32 bit application and not 64 bit on your PC, this will help you distribute it to any users running Access 32 bit version.

    I have the same issues.

    Best regards


    Friday, January 31, 2014 3:04 PM