Unable to load odbcji32.dll

ODBC driver for Microsoft Access installation problem



This tutorial describes how to solve "Unable to load odbcji32.dll" (ODBC driver for Microsoft Access installation problem):



unable to load odbcji32.dll


"The operating system is not presently configured to run this application."


This problem seems to be related to an Office 365/2016 update and causes many programs using a MS Access database to stop working.
We hope that MS will fix this issue soon.


MailList Controller and Inbox2DB have a built-in auto-fix routine.
We recommend to update to the latest version if you are currently running an older version.


The easiest way to fix the problem is to "Repair" the installation of the "Microsoft Access database engine 2010" from:


If you still get the same error, uninstall and re-install the driver as described below:





1. Uninstall "Microsoft Access Database Engine"


On Windows 10 go to "Setttings > System > Apps & Features" and search for "access" ...

apps and features ... access database engine

Uninstall all versions of "Microsoft Access Database Engine" from your system.


On other systems use "Uninstall or change Program" or "Repair or Remove Programs"

uninstall access database engine

Uninstall all versions of "Microsoft Access Database Engine" from your system.



2. Download and Re-install "Microsoft Access Database Engine"


If you are using "Arclab MailList Controller" or "Arclab Inbox2DB" then you can simply download and install the program again.
It's not required to uninstall MailList Controller or Inbox2DB before - just uninstall the "Microsoft Access Database Engine".



If you still get "Unable to load odbcji32.dll":
There are also known compatibility issues between 32bit ODBC drivers and 64bit versions of MS Office.
It's recommended to install the 32bit version of MS Office (instead of the 64bit version).

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