Microsoft Access 2007 has a backup feature for saving copies of database files, but the feature only operates when manually initiated. For users who need automatic backup, the Windows operating system includes backup features for additional information security.
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Access 2007's included backup feature saves a copy of the currently active database. To open this feature, click the "Office" button. Highlight "Manage" and click on "Back Up Database." The program will prompt you to choose a backup location and file name.
For users who need automatic backup, Windows includes a tool for backing up the specified data on a user-defined schedule. Type "Backup and Restore" into the "Start" menu search to open this feature in Windows 7 or Vista. In XP, click the "Start" menu and navigate to the "Accessories/System Tools" folder, then click on "Backup."
Third-party backup programs also work with Access 2007 database files, and may offer additional options, such as online storage. Some computer manufacturers include backup software with new systems, such as the HP Backup and Recovery Manager or Dell DataSafe.
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