For me .dbf file is only for FoxPro 9. Today it has disappointed me. I has opened my database and didn't see many changed which I had made yesterday. I repeated the procedure, but wasn't success.

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Presumably you have some sort of front-end to the database? I would approach the vendor of that software and see if they can help.

I can pretty much predict that your response to that will be along the lines that the vendor no longer exists. Well, frankly, one would have to question your sanity, since you are presumably asking this question here because the data is important and yet, it's not important enough that you rely on unsupported software.

If I'm wrong and the software is home-grown, then you should consider dragging your software out of the 1980s and switch to a more sophisticated back-end like MySQL or SQL Server.

Meanwhile, make a copy of the DBF as it is and try some of the many DBF recovery tools available on the copy. Avoid those that will recover only the first 'x' number of records, as these will almost certainly at worst be scams or at best charge the Earth to fully recover the data.

Lastly, until you've migrated to a more up-to-date engine, it should be a no-brainer to back up anything that you will be making lots of changes to BEFORE making those changes.
Answered 12/18/2017 by: VBScab
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