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DBF file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dbf file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dbf file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dbf file?
  • How can the .dbf file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dbf files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Aston-Tate dBASE Database

DBF is a database file format for dBASE database management system.
Category: Other files
Application: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DBF aliases:
DBF related links:
DBF related extensions:
SQR Script

SQL Script

DBase IV Uncompiled Report

Ultra Recall Database

General Database File

SQR Portable Format

SQR Printer Output

SQL Script Sequences

SQL Script Constraints

SQL Script Triggers

✅ ArcInfo Shapefile Attribute Table Data

DBF file is an ArcInfo Shapefile Attribute Table Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.
DBF format description not yet available
Category: GIS files
Application: ESRI ArcInfo
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DBF aliases:
DBF related links:
DBF related extensions:
ArcInfo Binary Coverage

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Sequential Image

ArcInfo ASCII Export

Geography Markup Language Document

MapInfo Table Document

FME Document

FME Feature Store

SIA dataMap GIS Export

Other types of files may also use the .dbf file extension.

🔄 .dbf converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .dbf files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .dbf file can be converted into one of the following formats:

txt, cgm, xml, pict, xlsx, ppm, psd, odp, sxc, bmp, ods, 602, eps, pcd, stw

🚫 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?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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SmartWare Backup Definition Data
BSPlayer Chapter File

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dbf file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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