File Extension DBF

.DBF File

File extension: DBF
File type: Database

Notes about the DBF file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The DBF file type is primarily associated with 'Database'. Started as dBASE II then proceeded through versions III, III+, and IV. Most of these files can usually be opened in Excel or Access. Often now called xBASE. The database index has the extension .NDX.

Detailed information for file extension DBF:

Primary association: Database
Mime type: application/dbase, application/x-dbase, application/dbf, application/x-dbf, zz-application/zz-winassoc-dbf
Identifying characters Hex: 03
Related links: dBASE File Structure, dBASE

Other applications associated with file type DBF:

  • Abacus Law (Data) by Abacus Data Systems, Inc.An internal file format usually not seen on systems unless this program is running. File will be of the form LAW*.DBF if it belongs to this program.
  • ACT! (Main Database File) by Best Software CRM DivisionWindows ver 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Popular contact management software. This association is classified as Database. The Mime types used with this association are: application/x-dbase.
  • Alpha Five (Table Data File) by Alpha Software, Inc.Contains the table's data, one or more records, each containing one or more fields, and the definition of the table's structure. System toolbars are stored in a_toolbars_customized.DBF and system menus are stored in a_menus_system.DBF.
  • ArcView (Shapefile Attribute Table File) by ESRI Related links: GIS Info
  • CDBF (Database) by WhiteTown SoftwareCDBF is a DBF viewer and editor. The GUI version of CDBF for Windows lets individuals and business users access DBF files directly without programming and via the familiar Windows interface. This DBF allows viewing and editing of memo fields in dBase III, dBase IV, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro and dBase Level 7 formats. View, edit and repair the DBF database files (including memo fields), print database tables and export the data contained in them to a variety of formats (TXT, CVS, PRG, XLS, SQL, DBF, XML) without using costly database packages. Built-in designer lets users design professionally-looking reports based on the database information. This association is classified as Database.
  • iAnywhere (Database File) by Sybase, Inc.Sybase iAnywhere markets mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth and infrared protocol technologies. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex [Position 7]: 00
  • JetForm FormFlow Data FileIn \FORMS folder.
  • NovaBACKUP (Backup Database) by NovaStor CorporationUsually found in an associated .DBF, .CDX, .FPT file collection. Program: NOVABACKX.EXE
  • Oracle 8.x Tablespace File
  • Psion (Series 3 Database) by Psion PLC This association is classified as Database. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 4F 50 4C 44 61 74 61 62 61 73 65 46 69 6C 65 , ASCII: OPLDatabaseFile
  • The Network Diary (Database) by CF Systems LtdThe Network Diary provides a desktop tool to enhance the efficiency of your company's operations. This association is classified as Database.

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provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DBF

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: ACT!.Database, FileType: ACT! Database, AppName: ACT! 5.0 Application
EXEFile: act.exe

ProgramID: DatabaseFile, FileType: Database File

ProgramID: DBFFile, FileType: dBase Table, AppName: Paradox for Windows Desktop
EXEFile: pdxwin32.exe

ProgramID: Frigate3.edit, FileType: Write Document, AppName: Frigate3

ProgramID: Codeplug.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Motorola\IDENRS~1\Carrier\IDENCA~1.EXE %1

ProgramID: DBFFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Programs\pdxwin32.exe -b %1

ProgramID: Pdoxwin7Table
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Borland\Paradox\pdxwin32.exe -b %1

ProgramID: Visual.FoxPro.Table
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\microsoft visual studio\vfp98\vfp6.exe -SHELL

ProgramID: ACT!.Database
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACT\act.exe %1

ProgramID: Visual.FoxPro.Table.5

ProgramID: Visual.FoxPro.Table
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\vfp8.exe -SHELLOPEN %1

ProgramID: Codeplug.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Motorola\IDENRS~1\SUPERA~1\IDENSU~1.EXE %1

ProgramID: Codeplug.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Motorola\IDENRS~1\Carrier\DEPOT1~1.EXE

ProgramID: Visual.FoxPro.Table
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Vfp9\vfp9.exe -SHELLOPEN

ProgramID: ACT!.Database
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Symantec\ACT\act.exe

ProgramID: dBASETableFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VISUALDB\BIN\dbasewin.exe

ProgramID: M2M.dbfFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\vfp8r.dll

ProgramID: CpetDBFFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CheetahPet\CPET.EXE

ProgramID: DBF Viewer 2000
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\DBF Viewer 2000\dbview.exe

ProgramID: Timtel_AdressesListe

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