>> DBF file

DBF file format description

Many people share .dbf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dbf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dbf files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dbf - Aston-Tate dBASE Database

DBF is a database file format for dBASE database management system.

Other files
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Aston-Tate dBASE Database related extensions:
General Cache File
General BIOS File
Texas Instruments CBL 2 OS File
e-Szigno Signed Document
e-Szigno Recorded Delivery Data
Dreambox Firmware Image

.dbf - ArcInfo Shapefile Attribute Table Data

The DBF gis files are related to ESRI ArcInfo. DBF file is an ArcInfo Shapefile Attribute Table Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.

ESRI ArcInfo
GIS files
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ArcInfo Shapefile Attribute Table Data related extensions:
ArcInfo Geocoding Classification Data
NADCON Latitude Seconds Data
NADCON Longitude Seconds Data
MapInfo Interchange Format Data
ArcInfo Projections Definition Data
ArcInfo Shadeset Symbol Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dbf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dbf files. Be especially cautious with .dbf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dbf file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dbf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bdf, bf, cbf, db, dbb, dbc, dbd, dbe, dbg, dbr, dbt, dbv, df, dfb, dff

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

OpenEdge ABL Data Definition
ChessBase Old Game Database
Efficient Binary Format Data
Altera Quartus II Block Diagram File
DUNE Grid Format File
DemoShield Project

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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