Hi. I have a problem where dbf files will show an incredibly large (not to mention completely impossible) size. Currently, the size reported if I do a listing is over 2 gig. This is obviously wrong since it is stored on a 1 gig drive. Any ideas why this is happening or how can I fix it? Thanks.

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The problem that you have shared seems like a DOS problem. 
If you have a back-up than try to restore your system to that recent back up system.
Then run your disk checking tool to fix the errors in your system.
Or you can go through this blog for more details.

Or if the manual techniques doesn't work than only go for a third party tool.
As per my opinion, i would suggest you to go for DBF recovery Tool from SysInfo.
I have used this product at my office and really liked it.
Still i would suggest you to go for the demo version first and check out the reviews before using it.
As this tool might help you out.
You can check out this link for more details:

hope it helps.

Answered 01/19/2017 by: virat8586
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This is a DOS problem.

First, go and find the most recent back-up you have. Test that you can restore it from the media to another machine.

Then, run your favourite disk-checking tool on the drive. For misreported file sizes, you can generally let the tool automatically fix errors.

Answered 02/16/2015 by: VBScab
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I would also recommend checking your event logs, both system and application, for any entries which might suggest that your hard disk is showing any errors. There has to be a reason for the file system to get corrupted like this and a failing hard disk is one possible reason.
Answered 02/16/2015 by: EdT
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