Unable to open TAB files linking Access or Excel files in MapInfo Pro 64-bit


In 64-bit Mapinfo Pro, I receive an error when trying to open TAB files that linked to an Access or Excel file.


This is due to Microsoft not supporting side-by-side installation of 32bit and 64bit versions. 
Firstly please try downloading the file -

Then extract the files, and simply double click to run the AccessDatabaseEngineUtil.exe. Click OK on the prompt to apply.

If the issues persists, please do the following -

1. Manually uninstall all versions of the Microsoft Office Access Database Engine 2010 from the control panel.
3. Run and install the AccessDatabaseEngine.exe (which is the 32-bit version).
4. Then run the AccessDatabaseEngineUtil.exe from the above download link.

This is the same tool that is applied during an installation of Discover 64-bit in an attempt to resolve the Mapinfo bug as described below.

In this does not resolve the issue, a more permenant solution is to switch from Office 32-bit to a 64-bit version. There is a step by step for this here.

If the issues persist, please contact MapInfo support at software.support@pb.com

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Last Updated on: 13th of November, 2017