Save Access database for use in older version of Access

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I recently created a database in Access 97. While out of the office, someone else was asked to update the database (which is stored on a shared server). This person used Access 2000 to update the database. Now, I am not able to use the file. It appears to be because I don't have the correct 'version'.

How can the other user of the file save the file in such a way that I can access it?

Thanks!
 

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After the database has been converted back to Access 97 so you can access it, be sure that the next time someone else opens the database using a newer release of Access, that they enable it to be used by all versions of Access rather than converting it to their version. The convert to current version is the default within Access (as I remember).
HTH,
 
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Thank you! It worked. I realize the question was basic so I really appreciate the guidance.
 
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