Microsoft Office Access Snapshot Viewer

What is Microsoft Office Access Snapshot Viewer?

The Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer allows users to view Snapshot files without having Microsoft Access installed on their computer. A Snapshot is a defunct file format, which was used in Microsoft Office 97 to 2007, which was primarily used to create or capture a snapshot (as its name suggests) of a report from Microsoft Access. This report is a static representation of an Access report at that moment in time, and the Snapshot Viewer enables users to peruse an Access snapshot without having the standard installation or run-time instances of Microsoft Access. The Snapshot Viewer was later deprecated and discontinued in the newest Office line, Office 2010 (and Access 2010, as well), after most of its main functions and purpose were replaced by the easier and more efficient export to PDF or export to XPS features in Microsoft Access.

The Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer (file name snpvw.exe) is a 1.8 MB file and is available for free from Microsoft, and only runs on Windows platforms, just like its parent software. The Snapshot Viewer was, however, criticized for its security vulnerabilities that prompted Microsoft to patch Access to address these issues, and eventually led to its discontinuation.

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