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the MDF file extension!

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MDF file extension - Microsoft SQL Server master database file format

What is mdf file? How to open mdf files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The mdf file extension is associated with Microsoft SQL Server a relational model database server developed by Microsoft.

Its main query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL. The current version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2016.

The mdf file contains master database created with Microsoft SQL Server.

The default software associated to open mdf file:

Microsoft SQL Server icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft SQL Server  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server is set of relational database applications and tools used to create, organize and manage SQL databases. Microsoft SQL Server primary supports T-SQL and ANSI SQL query languages. SQL Server is distributed in many editions, with different features.

Veeam Explorer picture or screenshot

Veeam Software logoVeeam Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Veeam Software

Veeam Explorer gives users to fast, transaction-level recovery of SQL databases. With agentless transaction log backup and replay, you can quickly restore your SQL databases to a precise point in time, achieving low recovery time and point objectives (RTPO).

Help how to open:

An *.mdf files can be opened and edited with Microsoft SQL Server.

How to convert:

The .mdf files can be converted to another database format by ODBC (Open Database Connectivity). Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) provides a standard software API method for using database management systems (DBMS). The designers of ODBC aimed to make it independent of programming languages, database systems, and operating systems.

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Related links:

About Microsoft SQL at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .mdf 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 mdf file, edit mdf file, convert mdf file, view mdf file, play mdf 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 mdf files.

Software that open mdf file - Microsoft SQL Server master database file format

Programs supporting the exension mdf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft SQL Server for open mdf file action.

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