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.dbf file corrupted

Dear Friends, I am using DBF file in Foxpro. DBF file corrupt and show message "Not a database file" What could it be? Waiting for your reply. With regards!
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I don't know anything about Foxpro but a quick Google search resulted in these: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Software/FoxPro/Q_27240192.html http://support.microsoft.com/KB/98743 The latter suggested editing files with a Hex Editor and I would strongly suggest that you back things up (even corrupt things) before doing any type of hex editing. Hope that helps!
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DBF File header file corruption can occur due to various reasons, like improper system shutdown, virus attack, modification in hex-editor, and application malfunction. When the DBF file header gets corrupted due to any of the above reasons, the file becomes unreadable or inaccessible. Moreover, a user encounters an error message while opening the file, which happens in your case. You can use following solutions to overcome DBF file header corruption: 1) Restore the file from a valid backup copy. 2) In case of no backup, you needs to repair the corrupted DBF file by using third party DBF Repair Software. You may also referring to DBF Open File Tool Free demo might be helpful for you for first view at software: [ http://www.dbf.openfiletool.com/][1] [1]: http://www.dbf.openfiletool.com/
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