How to Run Microsoft Access on a Mac


In this tutorial, we will guide you how to run Microsoft access on a mac.

If you want to run any Microsoft application in a mac environment, you will first have to install a third party application called Cross Over. You can download it from codeweavers.com. Once you have downloaded it, we will teach you how to install Microsoft access on a Mac.

Step 1 – Go to downloads

For this tutorial, we have already downloaded cross over from the website. Now let’s go to the “downloads” folder and start installing the application.

Go to the downloads folder

Step 2 – Open installation Wizard

Once you have double clicked on the installation file, a pop up window will appear. Click on Open to start the installation wizard.

Opening Installation Wizard

Step 3 – Go to Applications

With that done, it will ask you to move the file to the Application Folder.

Move to applications folder

Step 4 – Crossover installation completed

With that done you will be required to type in the password and click Ok to continue with the process. And that’s it. Now Crossover has been installed in mac.

Install crossover on MAC

Step 5 – Install Windows Software

Once the crossover welcome screen appears on the screen, click on the” Install Windows Software” option.

Crossover welcome screen

Step 6 – Choose installer file

With that done, the crossover software installer window will open up. Over there, click on the select an installer tab. In the next window, select the “choose Installer file” option.

Select installer file option

Step 7 – Use this installer

Now you will be required to locate the directory where the office setup.exe file is placed. With that done, click on the “use this installer” button.

Locate setup file

Step 8 – Proceed with installation

Now we will be taken to the previous window. Here you will notice at the top, that the selected setup.exe file will be selected. Click on Proceed located below to continue with the installation of Microsoft access on Mac.

Proceed installation

Step 9 – Installation will begin

Now we will be required to choose the application we want to install. Over here, let’s choose Microsoft access and click on the install button to continue with the process.

With that done, the installation will start automatically.

Choose application to be installed

Step 10 – Enter product key

Now you will see the Microsoft installation window appearing on the screen. Over here, enter the product key and click on continue. Once you enter valid product key the green check mark will be appear. Next, accept the license agreement in order to continue with the process of installing Microsoft Access on mac.

Insert product key

Step 11 – Click on customize

Now since we need to install Microsoft access only, let’s click on the customize button.

Customize button

Step 12 – Choose Ms Access

Here, we will only select Microsoft Access and uncheck other office tools and features. With that done, let’s click on the install now button.

Select install components

Step 13 – Installation completed

With the installation completed, you can simply double click on Microsoft access and the application will open up in your mac environment. And that’s it.

MS Access successfully installed