How To Fix MS Access Wizard Not Working Issues In Access 2010/2013/2016?

Fix MS Access Wizard Not Working Issues

Are you facing issues each time while trying to run wizard or import, append, or linking files in Access?

Don’t know how to fix this……?

\Well not to worry just go through this blog and look at the following fixes to resolve Access Wizard Not Working error.

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Practical Scenario:

I am having a pretty serious issue with my installation of Access 2013.  No matter what I do I cannot get the many of the (if not all) of the wizards to work.  None of the Create Wizards work Many of the import/Export data wizards work.

I am at my wits end here and cannot find anything else to try.  Can anybody help me out with this?  


How To Fix Access Wizard Not Working Error?

Symptoms of Access Wizard Not Working

MS Access Wizard Not Working Issues are usually encountered when you run any wizard or attempt to import, append, or link a file in Microsoft Access 2010/2013/2016, you receive the following error:

“Microsoft Access can’t start this wizard. This feature is not available. To make this feature available, run Setup again, click “Add or remove Features” and change the feature to “Run from My Computer”.

Microsoft Access can not start this wizard

When you click to the OK option in appearing dialog box. After then you receive one of the following error messages.

“Microsoft Access can’t find the wizard. This wizard has not been installed, or there is an incorrect setting in the Windows Registry, or this wizard has been disabled.

Microsoft Access can not find this wizard

To re-enable this wizard, click the File tab, and click Access Options. Click Add-ins, and then in the Manage list, click Disabled Items, and then click Go. Rerun Microsoft Access or Microsoft Office Setup program to reinstall the wizards. If the missing wizard is not a Microsoft Access wizard, reinstall it using the Add-in Manager.”


“The wizard you’ve requested is not installed or is in a bad state. Please install or reinstall the wizard. If you do not have permissions to do this on your computer, please contact your help desk representative.”

The wizard you've requested is not installed or is in a bad state

After following the instructions, you will get the message: “There are no disabled items”. If you, re-run Microsoft Access or Microsoft Office Setup, the error still occurs.

Causes Of Access Wizard Not Working Error

The most obvious reason for this error is that the copy of the Microsoft Access 2010 stand-alone version is getting installed on a machine. Where a Microsoft Office 2010 Professional suite is installed during the installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, Access was set to “Not Available.”

Resolution To Fix Access Wizard Not Working Error:

Try the following manual fixes to resolve Microsoft Access can’t start this wizard error.

Option 1

To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix:

2687341 Description of the Office 2010 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp, Oobe-x-none.msp, Osetup-x-none.msp).

Option 2

1. First of all, you need to remove the stand-alone installation of Microsoft Access 2010.
2. From the Office professional 2010 installation suit add access, trying the following two methods.

Method 1

  1. Close if any Office 2010 programs are opened.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Click Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features.
  4. Make a Right-click on the Office Professional 2010 installation.
  5. Select Change and then tap to the Add or Remove Features.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. From the left side of Microsoft access, tap to the drop-down menu either “Run from my computer” or “Run all from my computer”.

Note: “Run from my computer” option allows you to select or deselect features to install with Microsoft Access.

  1. Click Continue. Microsoft Office Professional 2010 will re-configure.

Method 2

In case of administrative installation on multiple computers, you need to create a .msp file. This will help you in adding Microsoft Access to the existing Office 2010 installation

How To Fix “The Wizard You’ve Requested Is Not Installed Or Is In A Bad State”?

Symptoms Microsoft Access can’t find the wizard error

You must be getting this specific error code Wizard you’ve requested is not installed or is in a bad state “ while trying to use the Linked Table Manager.

You must have tried the standard troubleshooting i.e

  • Reboot
  • Repair
  • Uninstall/Reinstall

But nothing worked to fix it.

Cause Of Microsoft Access Can’t Find The Wizard Error

Microsoft in certain cases can’t be able to configure the trusted location to include the ACCWIZ folder. Thus you get the error and launch any of the wizards. So it means that Microsoft not correctly set up to the Trusted Locations for the ACCWIZ folder.

Resolution To Fix Microsoft Access Can’t Find The Wizard Issue:

Open the Trusted Location Editor

File -> Options -> Trust Center -> Trust Center Settings -> Trusted locations

You will see that in the listing of existing Trusted Locations an entry for …\…\ACCWIZ\. Check it out you will surely get such a folder in that location.

Thus the issue that arises on the PC it is listed

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\ACCWIZ

Like the location, when in fact, it was located in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ACCWIZ

But it doesn’t mean it will be that the exact same location for you. You can alternatively use Windows Explorer to make a search for the folder by typing folder name: ACCWIZ in the search box. After then make a right-click on one of the returned files and make a selection for the Open file location. This is just to see the full path in the proper folder for your setup.

The solution is simple, as it is to click the Add new location and locate the proper location of the ACCWIZ folder. At last click OK and you are all done.


Now you must have got the perfect solution to fix this MS Access Wizard Not Working and Microsoft Access can’t find the wizard.

So try all, and do share your opinions in our comment section.

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