How to Recover DBF Files?

DBF (DataBase file) is a file format which is used in Dbase and FoxPro database. It can be usually opened in Microsoft Excel or Access. DBF files are mainly utilized to organize data like financial records, Customer lists and product inventories in every sector such as organizations, educational institutions, companies etc. While Database file was initially one of the best-selling software titles, it ended up losing major market value when programs like Microsoft Access and FoxPro has been introduced. But still many newer database applications still use the .dbf file extension for their database files.

Most of the times, these files contains information which are confidential to particular company or organization. But situations never remain stable and you might lose DBF file present in your computer as a result of various reasons. Few important causes for loss of DBF files are as follows:

  • Unintended deletion of DBF files: To clean up your PC from unwanted files, you may sometimes desire to delete unneeded files from it. But while selecting, mistakenly you may select precious DBF file and erase it with unwanted one. In case you want your files back, you could put it back to the original location by visiting Recycle Bin. However, if you change settings of the Recycle Bin by making files not get redirected to it or if you use “Shift + Delete” keys while deletion, then erased files does not get stored in it
  • Virus intrusion: When your computer is infected with the viruses, its speed will be reduced tremendously. It makes you wait for long time to open a single file or program. User should scan their hard drive with Antivirus software when such situation encounters. But if you ignore, then viruses might spread widely to deleted not only DBF file but other data from your system>
  • File Deletion through Windows DOS: There are many users whomake use of Command Prompt to search for particular file when they are not able to search it through graphical user interface. But sometimes it may so happens that while searching, you may accidentally delete important DataBase file. Files deleted using Windows DOS does not get placed in Recycle Bin and hence you will lose them permanently from your computer

Even though above problems seems critical, there is a way to overcome them if you act quick actions. But before that you should make sure that the hard drive in which you have saved important DBF file is not used after data loss. By keeping this point in mind, download fine file recovery software like Yodot File Recovery on your Windows computer.

Application to recover DBF File

File Recovery tool is a user friendly solution to recover deleted/lost DBF files which does not require any special user skills. It will clearly examine your storage device to search for lost as well as deleted DBF files and thereafter recover them. Along with DBF files, you can recover MDB and ACCDB database on Windows computer. This software provides a wizard-driven interface to ensure that users of any level of experience can easily and quickly recover data from their storage device. The software also features indestructibility and does not change whatever files you have saved in storage device. Through license version of Yodot File Recovery tool, you can save and view recovered files without facing any difficulties.

Procedure to get back DBF files:

  • First of all download Yodot File Recovery software to your Windows computer and then install it
  • Connect external storage media to your computer in case you want to restore DBF file from it
  • Run the application and then go through the steps given on the screen
  • You will find two options on the screen which are “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Select anyone option with respect to the situation you have come across
  • Once you select the option, you will find all the drives present and connected to your hard drive
  • Choose the drive from where you need to recover DBF file and then press on “Next”
  • Now the application starts scanning and thereby displays recoverable file types
  • Choose file types to be recovered and go further by clicking on “Next”
  • Make use of two view types i.e. “Data View” and “File Type View” for easy selection
  • At last save recovered DBF files in a location that you prefer

Important points

  • Be careful while deleting any file from Command Prompt function as it bypasses Recycle Bin and makes you lose them permanently
  • Do not install recovery software on the same drive from where you lost your DBF file as it might occupy deleted space

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