On Win11Pro 64-bit ARM, Visual Studio 2022 cant connect to MS Access (all 64-bit)

Amit Zuker 0 Reputation points

I always get the "Microsft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider is not registered on the local machine" error (see the attached screen capture).

When trying to configure the ODBC admin I get the 193 error "the setup routine ODBC driver could not be loaded" (attach screen capture).

I tried all solutions found online... installed the 2010 redistributable, the 2016 redistributable, even thhe 2013 runtime (even though I have Office 365 installed...), the driver for ODBC... NOTHING HELPS and I'm stuck.
Please help!!

Why can't 2 Microsoft softwares talk to one another smoothly?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,811 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Amit Zuker ,

    Thank you for sharing the screenshots.

    I notice that you mentioned you have installed the 2010 redistributable package. May I ask if you download it from here: Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable? If so, the most important thing is that can you confirm that you selected and installed the 64-bit one? If you installed the 32-bit one, please open Control Panel, find and right-click to uninstall it. After that install the 64-bit one and restart VS => reconnect to Access again.

    Please feel free to let us know if it works.



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