This is a tool that can help open corrupt MDF database files from SQL Server databases.
MDF Open File Tool allows repairing of Microsoft SQL Server databases. This is a tool for repairing corrupt files not a restore from a backup file program. In situations where backups may not be available and yet one needs to repair the database files, this tool can be useful. Corruption in database files could happen due to several reasons. From virus activity to system problems to unsystematic shut-downs could be involved. This software tool will be able to parse MS SQL Server 7 to MS SQL Server 2008 R2. It is compatible with Windows versions and will work with Windows 98 to right up to Windows 7. This utility will help you to recover primary and secondary keys, functions, procedures and other data types quite quickly and easily. All the settings are internal; nothing needs to be tweaked by the user. The process is thus quite automatic.
Even when back-up copies may be available, using this tool could add to the benefits. All the latest changes that were part of the corrupt file could be applied to the copy restored from back-up. After you assign the file to be repaired to the software, it will go through a detailed analysis phase to ascertain exactly how much could be recovered. This could take some time. After analysis, you will get to see the results and the recovered data will be saved as a new file only if you approve of it. The recovered data can be uploaded to the MS SQL Server directly. You could save it as a set of SQL scripts as well. This is a very good tool and is worth a try if you have a need for recovery.