The File Extensions Database

.DBF File Extension

  • Developer by: dBASE
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DBF file?

.DBF is Database File

A DBF file is a standard database file used by dBASE, a database management system application. It organizes data into multiple records with fields stored in an array data type. DBF files are also compatible with other "xBase" database programs, which arose because of the file format's popularity.

Because of the early adoption in the database community and a relatively straightforward file structure, DBF files have been widely accepted as a standard storage format for structured data in commercial applications.

Programs that open Database File
Microsoft Access 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Corel Quattro Pro X9
Apache OpenOffice
HiBase Group DBF Viewer 2000
Astersoft DBF Manager
DBF Viewer Plus
Swiftpage Act!
Alpha Software Alpha Anywhere
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
GTK DBF Editor
Apache OpenOffice
GTK DBF Editor
multisoft FlagShip
File Type 2 FoxPro Table
Category: Data Files

Table used by a database created with Visual FoxPro

Programs that open FoxPro Table
Microsoft Visual FoxPro

How to solve problems with DBF files

  • Associate the DBF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DBF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DBF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DBF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DBF is Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest DBF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the dBASE manufacturer website after an available .DBF is Database File update.
  • To make sure that your DBF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.