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.dbf file corrupted

    Question

  • Dear Friends,

    I am using DBF file in Foxpro.

    DBF file corrupt and show message "Not a database file"

    Waiting for your reply.

    With regards!

    Saturday, November 01, 2014 1:29 PM

Answers

  • DBF File header file corruption can occur due to various reasons, like improper system shutdown, virus attack, modification in hex-editor, and application malfunction. When the DBF file header gets corrupted due to any of the above reasons, the file becomes unreadable or inaccessible. Moreover, a user encounters an error message while opening the file, which happens in your case.

    You can use following solutions to overcome DBF file header corruption:

    1) Restore the file from a valid backup copy.

    2) In case of no backup, you needs to repair the corrupted DBF file by using third party DBF Repair Software.

    Also check this article which will help to fix Foxpro corruption: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/databases/databases-aa/dbase-iv-clipper-foxpro/429-how-can-i-open-corrupted-dbf-file-via-ms-foxpro - it’s not at all the article, it’s a community for differently graduated users profs and novices too.

    You may also referring to DBF Fix Toolbox

    Free demo might be helpful for you for first view at software:- http://www.dbf.fixtoolbox.com/
    Saturday, November 01, 2014 9:45 PM

All replies

  • DBF File header file corruption can occur due to various reasons, like improper system shutdown, virus attack, modification in hex-editor, and application malfunction. When the DBF file header gets corrupted due to any of the above reasons, the file becomes unreadable or inaccessible. Moreover, a user encounters an error message while opening the file, which happens in your case.

    You can use following solutions to overcome DBF file header corruption:

    1) Restore the file from a valid backup copy.

    2) In case of no backup, you needs to repair the corrupted DBF file by using third party DBF Repair Software.

    Also check this article which will help to fix Foxpro corruption: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/databases/databases-aa/dbase-iv-clipper-foxpro/429-how-can-i-open-corrupted-dbf-file-via-ms-foxpro - it’s not at all the article, it’s a community for differently graduated users profs and novices too.

    You may also referring to DBF Fix Toolbox

    Free demo might be helpful for you for first view at software:- http://www.dbf.fixtoolbox.com/
    Saturday, November 01, 2014 9:45 PM
  • I suggest you to choose any professional tool to recover your lost DBF files. There are many but I recommend you to use SysInfoTools DBF recovery solution.
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:05 AM