No, SQL server environment is not needed to open & view the MDF file. It can view the content of SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012 MDF and NDF files
Overview features of MDF File Viewer Software
Yes, the MDF File Reader software will let you preview all of the tables, columns, Keys, triggers, classes, indexes etc.; of your MDF file.
MDF File Viewer software is absolutely free of cost for lifetime. There are no hidden charges, thus; you don't need to make any subscriptions anytime later too.
There is no such restriction imposed by the MDF File Reader tool for MDF file. The application lets you preview any size of file unrestrictedly.
Yes, MDF File Browser software will work for MDF files, whether of corrupted/suspected state. Note that, if the file is severely corrupted then use Advance Scan mode is recommended to remove corruption.
MDF Viewer will let you view emails in different views such as; Hex view, HTML view, RTF view, etc.; and this information can further be used for forensic purposes.
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