DBF Open File Tool provides a database recovery service of damaged files. Database files from dBase III, dBase IV, Visual FoxPro, Clipper and others are supported. The DBF files generated by these databases could be handled by this tool. The repair capabilities include repairing of table structure, entries, MEMO fields and other objects. It would not matter what encoding is used by the database. Database corruptions because of any of several reasons are handled easily. Corruptions could have happened due to viral infections, software issues, file system errors and other problems. This is compatible with any version of Microsoft Windows operating system, from Windows 98 to Windows 7. The program goes through an analysis phase. In this phase the program determines what kind of errors would have happened and what would be the best way to recover from it.
The results of the analysis will be displayed to you so that the recovered data will be saved only if you are satisfied with the results. Most often, the results will be useful as the analysis phase utilizes deep knowledge about the internals of these database files. The interface is very simply laid out. The interaction area with the file system and the display of results after analysis has been completed are clearly demarcated. There is a progress bar that indicates the progress of the recovery process. Overall the tool is quite easy to operate. Most people should be able to start using it right away. This is good tool and a suitable candidate for trying out, if you have a need.