Page 1 of 1

To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:15 am
by LeosTichy
HI,
I need to repair some DBF files created by Visual Fox Pro. I wonder if there is a free or pay tool to do it? or If this could be possible using VFP 9?

Thanks in advance.

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:36 am
by eliasson
Sometimes you can:
COPY STRUCTURE TO temp WITH production
USE Temp
Append from oldfile
pack
copy to oldfile
reindex
Also it depends on damage extent. Some tools are available as shareware, like DBF Recovery Toolbox. About it very good reviews. http://www.oemailrecovery.com/dbf_recovery.html
Some other tools are trial versions, some versions are even advertised as freeware.

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:39 am
by eliasson
Perhaps you will be useful this online service. I read a lot of good reviews in Google about it. https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/dbf-repair-online.html

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:42 am
by eliasson
Refer to the following thread for some possible solutions. maybe it'll help you somehow.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Fo ... ovistaapps

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:06 pm
by snnisy1986
Hi, LeosTichy

The DBF file format is very complex. It starts with a file header containing the meta information of the whole file, followed by several parts containing the actual data. You can find more detailed information about the DBF file format by searching on Google with the keyword “DBF file format”. If the file header containing the meta information is corrupt, or any follow-up parts are damaged or corrupted, then you will not be able to open the file correctly with FoxPro. In such a case, the first step is to try to use the built-in repair or recovery function in the FoxPro, to see if it can repair or recover the corrupt file. If not, then you need to resort to a third-party dbf repair tool to scan the corrupted file and retrieve all recoverable data for you. It is also possible to find a data recovery expert or company to do the task, but in most of the cases, they will also use a third-party tool to do the recovery for you.

The main difference between using the software by yourself and by a third-party service company is:
(1) The company is familiar with the data recovery industry so he knows which software is the best one. While you need to search and compare the software online by yourself, which is time-consuming.
(2) The company purchases the software for multiple usages, while you purchase the software for one-time usage only. So normally the service fee may be cheaper than the license fee for the software.
(3) DIY will keep your data confidential while do the recovery via a company may cause data breach.

If you want to perform a DIY recovery, then you can try DataNumen DBF Repair at:

https://www.datanumen.com/dbf-repair/

I have used it in the past and it works well.

Hope this will help. Good Luck!

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:05 am
by LeosTichy
Thank you guys for your feedback and help. Sorry, that long time did not respond. This is because the issue was solved and I forgot to tell.) Thank you!

Re: To get back Visual Fox Pro files

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:14 am
by KnightRid
LeosTichy wrote:Thank you guys for your feedback and help. Sorry, that long time did not respond. This is because the issue was solved and I forgot to tell.) Thank you!


Would be nice if you told people HOW this was resolved but since this is probably just a spam post, I doubt we will ever learn.

Gonna up my banning power I believe.