Opening DBF files

Did your computer fail to open a DBF file? We explain what DBF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DBF files.

What is a DBF file?

Files that contain the .dbf file extension are standard database files. The .dbf file extension is used by a number of database applications, although the original application that was used to introduced the .dbf file format was the dBase software database application.

While dBase was initially one of the best-selling database software titles, it ended up losing significant market share when applications like Microsoft Access and FoxPro were established. However, many newer database applications still use the .dbf file extension for their database files.

DBF files organize data into records. Customer lists, financial data and product inventories are often stored in the DBF file format.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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