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opening DBASE (.DBF) file on MS/Access 2007 and windows 7 (64 bit)

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  1. ratimirpasic

    ratimirpasic Newbie

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    I need to open and update a few tables that are DBASE (Visualfoxpro).

    I can directly open in EXCEL but cannot open (import or link) on MS/Access. I suppose that I needed to install a Visualfoxpro ODBC driver and I have downloaded one from the internet (microsoft site), but it won't install and the product is not supported.


    I need to keep the DBASE files due to an old legacy software that I need to run.


    Any clues to sort out the problem?
     
  2. aesonmartis

    aesonmartis Newbie

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    In case the guide is ineffective for your situation, then your .dbf file is severely corrupted and can be restored by more powerful solution for such cases https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/dbf-repair-online.html DBF files Online repair service

    Also you may get more information on next threads about .dbf file corruption

    http://www.idganswers.com/question/14773/how-to-fix-dbf-file-error-missing-the-support-library

    http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/corrupt-dbf-files/


    Try opening the .dbf file in Excel or other program that supports opening the .dbf format.

    Once opened in Excel you should be able to view the file, delete any "bad data", and resave to a new name (with the .dbf extension).

    Also possible to create a new table with the structure of the old table, append records from the old to the new. May salvage records until the corruption is encountered.
     
  3. Pattri

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    To repair DBF file, there are many software companies in the market which provide third-party recovery tools. You can try any of them. Usually third-party tools are available with free demo version. You can download demo version first for free evaluation. Before that, I would like you to read the article shared below:

    How to Repair DBF Files by Using DBF Recovery Software?

    I hope this would be helpful.

    Thanks.
     

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