There are 4 other file types using
the FRM file extension!

frm file icon.frm - Fractint formula file

frm file icon.frm - Extensible Forms Description Language file

frm file icon.frm - Corel Painter frame stack file

frm file icon.frm - Form file

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FRM file extension - MySQL database metadata file

What is frm file? How to open frm files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The frm file extension is associated with MySQL, a popular relational database management system (RDBMS).

Every MySQL table is represented by MySQL database metadata file on disk as a *.frm file (also known as "Format" file).

A *.frm file describes the table's format (table definition) including fields and structure of each table. The file has the same name as the table. FRM files are also important for MySQL database recovery.

MySQL database metadata files (.frm files) are related to MySQL database data files (.myd files and .myi files).

​Old database system dBase was also using FRM file extension for one of its format. However, this format, known as dBase FRM report is in no way related to MySQL FRM format.

The default software associated to frm file type:

MySQL icon

Oracle Corporation logo MySQL  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Oracle Corporation

MySQL is popular open source relational database management system that is used on many Internet database servers. It is able to provide multi-user access to number of databases.

Help how to open FRM files:

The *.frm files are used for internal purposes of MySQL database system.

How to convert file with extension FRM:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of software applications associated to the .frm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open frm file, edit frm file, convert frm file, view frm file, play frm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the frm files.

  • Open frm file
  • Create frm file
  • Recover frm file
  • Backup frm file

Software that open frm file - MySQL database metadata file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open frm file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with frm file by default:
MySQL small icon MySQL
Other suggested software:
MySQL Enterprise Edition small icon MySQL Enterprise Edition


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