There are 21 other file types using
the DBF file extension!

empty icon.dbf - ArcView shapefile attribute table

empty icon.dbf - CLIPPER database

empty icon.dbf - Arago database

empty icon.dbf - AbacusLaw data

empty icon.dbf - dBFast database

dbf icon.dbf - Visual FoxPro database table

empty icon.dbf - Wordtech database

empty icon.dbf - xBase database

empty icon.dbf - Act! main database

empty icon.dbf - dBASE III/IV database

empty icon.dbf - Oracle Database 8 tablespace

empty icon.dbf - Alpha Five table data

empty icon.dbf - iAnywhere database

empty icon.dbf - JetForm FormFlow data file

empty icon.dbf - NovaBACKUP backup database

empty icon.dbf - The Network Diary database

empty icon.dbf - Palm Zire photo database

empty icon.dbf - Psion Series 3 database

empty icon.dbf - NovaLogic game dialog binary format

dbf icon.dbf - ACDSee thumbnail cache

empty icon.dbf - FLAMES Recorder output data

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DBF file extension - Common database

What is dbf file? How to open dbf files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

File extension dbf is traditionally used for database file by many database applications. The original program, which used the DBF file extension for its database, was dBAse.

dBase was the first widely used database management system (DBMS) for microcomputers, published by Ashton-Tate for CP/M, and later on the Apple II, Apple Macintosh, UNIX, VMS, and IBM PC under DOS where it became one of the best-selling software titles for a number of years. dBase was slow to transition successfully to Microsoft Windows and gradually lost market share to competitors such as Paradox, Clipper, FoxPro, and Microsoft Access. Ashton-Tate was bought by Borland in 1991, which sold the rights to the product line in 1999 to the newly-formed dBase Inc. In 2004, dBase Inc. changed its name to dataBased Intelligence, Inc.

Starting in the mid 1980s many other companies produced their own dialects or variations on the product and language. These included FoxPro (now Visual FoxPro), Arago, Force, dbFast, dbXL, Quicksilver, Clipper, Xbase++, FlagShip, Recital, CodeBase, MultiBase and Harbour/xHarbour. Together these are informally referred to as xBase.

A major legacy of dBase is its dbf file format, which has been adopted in a number of other applications. For example, the shapefile format developed by ESRI for spatial data in a geographic information system uses .dbf files to store feature attribute data.

The default software associated to open dbf file:

dBASE icon

dataBased Intelligence, Inc. logodBASE  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
dataBased Intelligence, Inc.

dBASE is widely used database management system (DBMS). dBASE has own programming language and supports many database formats. dBASE supports many platforms, such as Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Unix, MS-DOS, CP/M, Apple II etc..

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Help how to open:

The DBF Database file is widely supported file format, that was developed by dataBased Intelligence for dBASE. You can choose one of listed applications in associated applications list to open the DBF database file.

How to convert:

You can use for example DBF Viewer 2000 to export data from the DBF database file or any of associated applications to export or save the DBF database file in to other file format.

Find conversions from dbf file:

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List of software applications associated to the .dbf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dbf file, edit dbf file, convert dbf file, view dbf file, play dbf 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 dbf files.

Software that open dbf file - Common database

Programs supporting the exension dbf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dbf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dbf file by default:
dBASE small icon dBASE
Other suggested software:
Visual FoxPro small icon Visual FoxPro
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel
Corel Quattro Pro small icon Corel Quattro Pro
Corel Paradox
DBF Manager
DBF Converter & DBF Viewer

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