Replacing null values in a table

I have an access table with ~130 columns, all of which contain some null values. I need to replace all of these null values with zeros. I've seen lots of ways to replace null values within a single column, but repeating this action 130 times is pretty time consuming.

Does anyone know a quick way to replace ALL nulls with zeros throughout the table

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