Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to Resolve “Action was cancelled” Error of MS Access and Recovering Your Valuable Data

To enhance the functionality of our Microsoft Access database and add advance features to it, we sometimes convert it to a new or higher version. Though the conversion of MS Access database is a common task but at times unsystematic or improper conversion to a new version may create inaccessibility of Access database and thus, we end up losing our valuable data. In the situation of data loss (or data inaccessibility), we always have an option of backup to restore our data. However, in the absence of proper backup or if the backup also fails to recover the data then we can opt for third-party Access recovery software.

Consider a practical scenario, wherein you convert your MS Access 2002 to MS Access 2003. After the conversion when you tried to open a report (which was working fine before conversion), you encounter the following error message:

“vopen report”

In addition, you encounter another error message as:

“action was cancelled”  

Soon after encountering this error message, the report which you were trying to open becomes inaccessible. The situation becomes worse when you encounter the same error message while attempting to open any report saved on this converted Access database.


The main cause of encountering this unexpected error message every time while opening any report is incompatibility of reports with new version of MS Access database.

The best way to troubleshoot this error is to convert your database back to older version. However, if conversion to the previous state is not possible then the only way to access all the reports is to go for third-party Access database recovery software. These software use powerful scanning method to provide absolute recovery of your valuable data and recover database files which include .accdb and .mdb file extensions.

One of the highly appreciated software for Access repair is Stellar Phoenix Access Data Recovery Software. The efficient software has highly interactive user interface and simple recovery steps which does not require any experience of Access database recovery. The software supports MS Access 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000 and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server2003, XP, and 2000.

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