How to Delete Your Published Access Web Database from SharePoint 2010

This short video will walk you through the steps necessary to remove a published database from SharePoint 2010. This process should be used with caution as the database, when removed completely, is no longer recoverable from the recycle bin.

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3 Responses to How to Delete Your Published Access Web Database from SharePoint 2010

  1. R Wu says:

    I followed the directions on this video (actually, before I watched it). I have the original Access file on my hard drive. Although the SharePoint site file is gone, when I open up the Access file, it says that it is a read-only file because it “was connected to a Microsoft Access Services site that is not compatable with this version of Microsoft Access.” I am using the 2010 versions of SharePoint and Access. Trying to resave the file on the hard drive results in the same problem, even if it is renamed. Please address.

    • admin says:

      Wu –

      You need to save a local copy of your database before you delete it on SharePoint. Once you publish, your local file becomes connected to SharePoint and cannot be recovered if you delete it on your SharePoint site. This is by Microsoft design

  2. B says:

    Is there anyway to make the database uncompatible for the web? I created all these queries to be web compatible but I am no longer going to publish it on the web and want it to be regular so I have more options. Please advise.

    Thank you!

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