Subject Re: Database engine error: index is out of date
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:55:37 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 24.10.2020 12:21, Winston Doyle wrote:
> database engine error: index is out of date
> This error is now appearing every time i attempt to open a database file.
> And suggestions please?

Good Afternoon Winston,
Try the following in command window
use your_file_name

It will show the error, ignore the error.

Check the status bar if the file is open then simply execute



Simply delete the concerned mdx file using windows explorer.

use your_file_name
It will prompt to open read only or open and detach file.
Detach index.

and rebuild the index from scratch.

If it is at a deployment position without ide then a lengthy process
will be required.