Corrupt .dbf files

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Clipper
DBF file
Dear Sir/Madam, I am using a software bases on Clipper, i made all the entries and then I indexed. The program stopped working and closed. Since then I'm unable to retrieve the latest data from the .dbf files. Thanking you in advance.
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YOU CAN USE THE
ALPHA UTLILITY ‘COPY DATABASE’, BUT CHOOSE NOT TO INHERIT SUPPORT FILES.

SO IF THE
CORRUPT DATABASE IS CALLED ‘HEADER.DBF’, COPY USING THE UTILITY ‘COPY DATABASE’
IT TO A NEW ONE CALLED ‘NHEADER.DBF’ WITHOUT INHERITING SUPPORT FILES.

THEN FROM DOS
(BY PRESSING ALT + F9) RENAME THE DATABASE.

REN HEADER.DBF
AHEADER.DBF (RENAMES THE CORRUPT DATABASE TO AHEADER.DBF)

REN NHEADER.DBF
HEADER.DBF (RENAMES THE COPIED DATABASE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL NAME)

TYPE EXIT TO GO
BACK TO ALPHA

THEN UPDATE THE
INDEX OF HEADER.DBF

IF THE DATABASE
HAS BEEN RESTORED, YOU CAN GO BACK TO DOS (ALT + F9) AND DELETE THE CORRUPTED
DATABASE.

DEL AHEADER.DBF

Given solution
must work, but otherwise see at:
http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/databases/databases-aa/dbase-iv-clipper-foxpro/429-how-can-i-open-corrupted-dbf-file-via-ms-foxpro
– a lot of free ways might be useful for you here.

In case any
method doesn’t work, there is a DBF Fix Toolbox

Tool is paid, but
demo for free- http://www.dbf.fixtoolbox.com/

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