Files with k8 extension are used by DataFlex program as an index files.

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Software that open k8 file

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K8 file extension - DataFlex index file

What is k8 file? How to open k8 files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The k8 file extension is associated with DataFlex and used for index files.

In DataFlex 2.x, the K8 index was always a 'batch' index, which means its contents were not updated when the datafile was updated. Batch indexes are only updated when the index is (re)created with dfindex or dfsort, depending on which version of DataFlex you have. This provided some advantages in certain situations, but most of those advantages have become obsolete with the faster computers and larger hard drives we enjoy today.
Depending on your backup medium, it can be faster to simply reindex a datafile versus restoring the file from the backup medium.

The default software associated to open k8 file:

The Database Managers, Inc. logoDataFlex  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Database Managers, Inc.

Relational, 4GL Object Oriented database programming language, DataFlex is used to run database programs without being recompiled, across Windows and Unix platforms.

Help how to open:

The k8 extension file is not openable file format.

How to convert:

The *.k8 files can't be converted.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .k8 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 k8 file, edit k8 file, convert k8 file, view k8 file, play k8 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with k8 file - DataFlex index file

Click on the software link for more information about DataFlex. DataFlex uses k8 file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).


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