.dbf error "not a database file"

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Rasenth
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dazyparker
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I have a .dbf file created in VFP 7. But time ago we upgraded VFP to 9 version. And in this new version I can`t open my old .dbf file. I got an error which says me "not a database file". How can I open it in VFP 9 version? Or I need to install my older version again?
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sunilnair391
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Jan 17, 2016 at 09:26 AM
You can do in two step:-

1. Run VFP 7.0 & Convert VFP 7.0 dbf to FoxPro 2.6 DBF
use <dbf name>
copy to <new dbf name> type fox2x

2. Run VFP 9.0
use <new dbf name>
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Jan 18, 2016 at 12:13 AM
Hi,

Before doing anything, take a backup of your file.

Read this KB related to this issue: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/98743

Good Luck
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