Corrupt database files

By Astute guy ·
I have some database files which I have created on Visual FoxPro. Yesterday I was accessing them but what I found there was very shocking! I'm getting this: the .dbf file header is corrupted. Now I have no idea how to deal with this. I think my files are corrupted or aren't they? What should I do? I need a software program which can repair my files. I searched on Google but I found a huge list. I can't use all of them. Has anyone ever faced this kind situation in the past? Please help me.........!

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Corurpt database files

by Astute guy In reply to Corrupt database files

Thank you The_CB. I read it. It is quite informative.. Thanks a lot.

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Corurpt database files

by adamgorge In reply to Corrupt database files

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:

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Corurpt database MDB files

by emilylaurence In reply to Corrupt database files

your MDB files get corrupt or inaccessible due to various unwanted and unexpected reasons like viruses, hard drive corruption, damage in the drive, file system problem and so on. In order to repair them, you are needed to use an professional MDB Fix Tool instantly.

For more information read by clicking on given url:

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by Astute guy In reply to Corurpt database MDB file ...

Hey emilylaurence, what's wrong with you? Do you know what is MDB? It's MS Access database file, and I was talking about database files of Visual FoxPro.How could a MDB fix tool or something like that repair my corrupt database files of Visual FoxPro? But anyways, I have done with my problem by using a software application. So no more help. Thanks all of you for your kind assistance and specially The_CB.

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to retrieve data from the inaccessible or damaged DBF files

by Puma4927 In reply to Corrupt database files

Kernel recovery for DBF is very proficient tool that effectively repairs DBF files for both severe and minor corruption. The utility is provided with the advanced algorithms that ensures efficient data recovery from the corrupt database files. With this tool, the user shall be able to retrieve entire data such as tables, indexes, stored procedures, memo fields, foreign keys and primary keys from the corrupt DBF files. The utility works on database files created by Dbase, Fox pro and Visual Fox pro. One can download the free version of the software to analyze the various features of the tool. To download the tool visit

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