Opening MDE files

Did your computer fail to open a MDE file? We explain what MDE files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your MDE files.

What is a MDE file?

The .mde file extension is most commonly associated with the Microsoft Access database application. When Microsoft Access is used to compile database modules and remove editable source codes, the resulting database file is stored in MDE format. These files allow users to perform operations within the database without allowing them to make any changes to the database objects or code.

The .mde file extension is also used for Tonline database files and ArchiCAD educational version module files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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