Did you find or received DBF file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DBF file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DBF file ext?

The .DBF file format was originally the proprietary file format of dBase Inc's database software (also called dBase). However, due to dBase's early dominance in the database market this format has become popular as a sort of standard, with other database programs also able to open, edit and save .DBF files.

How to open a DBF file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DBF. When you double click on the DBF file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DBF files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DBF files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DBF files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open DBF files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DBF file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DBF by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DBF file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension DBF you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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