Files with frm extension is used for MySQL database metadata files. MySQL metadata files contain description of table's format.

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

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empty icon.frm - Form file

FRM file extension - MySQL database metadata

What is frm file? How to open frm files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension frm 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.

Updated: November 16, 2023

The default software associated to open frm file:

MySQL icon

Oracle Corporation logoMySQL  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

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

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

These files contain just metadata, thus they are not meant to be converted anything else.

Find conversions from frm file:

frm to pdf

frm to sql

List of software applications associated to the .frm 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 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 frm files.

Software that open frm file - MySQL database metadata

Programs supporting the exension frm on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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