MDF Viewer Tool is a powerful application to view healthy and damaged MDF files. When the SQL server fails to work, Just download the SQL File reader program to preview SQL database objects.
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Pinal Dave, MVP
SysTools SQL MDF Database Viewer is an advanced solution to view corrupt or orphaned MDF files of SQL Server. By using this application the user can easily view the SQL database objects such as tables, stored procedures, functions, etc. I like the simple and easy to use interface of this application.
Manoj Pandey, SQL DBA
For SQL Server Database administrators, SysTools SQL File reader is the best way to view highly corrupted SQL data. Also with the help of this utility the user can preview deleted SQL tables records easily. I will highly recommend this software to others.
View Healthy and Damaged MDF File With Powerful SQL Database Reader Software
If you have an MDF file in your machine but no MS SQL Server environment then MDF File Viewer can help to read the SQL MDF file of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012. It allows you to view any type of MDF file i.e. Orphan, Inaccessible or corrupt. Regardless of the MDF file size, the tool offers preview of its tables, columns, Keys, rules, triggers, classes, stored procedures, functions and views.
Scan & Read Corrupt MDF File
MDF file viewer performs a quick scanning of MDF Database file to explore and make the items within, available for analyze. You can easily use SQL Database Viewer in case the MDF file is corrupt or you are unable to read it. Having the software ensures that you don't need to have SQL Server environment to open MDF File and view data stored in it.
MDF file viewer shows each and every item found in the SQL MDF file with their associated properties. You can view all the columns present within various tables. Also, clicking on the database will provide a hierarchal structure of SQL components stored in it which can be viewed on the right panel of MDF File Explorer tool.
Save Scanned Database
As SQL Database Reader Software finishes scanning MDF file, it will prompt you for saving the scan. If you like, you can save the scan in .str file at any desirable location by keeping a file name of your choice. The MDF File Reader will help you avoid scanning the same file every time you want to view its data. Simply access the .str file and quickly load its items for preview.
View MDF File Details
While scanning the MDF file, MDF File Viewer software shows the complete details of MDF database file of Server 2019, 2016, 2014, 2012. Like, you can check it's; number of pages read, database name, database version, number of tables found and being scanned in real time, number of views found, number of stored procedures, rules, triggers, and functions found.
Simple & Easy Interface
In order to use MDF file viewer, you do not need any technical expertise. After adding MDF file, almost all the functions are automatically executed by SQL Database Viewer itself. Thus, allowing even a novice to use the program with least complexities. Being compatible with all Windows OS versions, helps you read MDF file on any Windows machine, whether 11 (64-bit), 10, 8.1 or any other below version.
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Freeware MDF Viewer allows to view the content of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 MDF and NDF files.
Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 or above.
Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space
(2 GB is recommended)
Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor(2.4 GHz is recommended)
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 2008/2012 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 11 (64-bit).
SQL Server: 2000, 2008, 2008 R2 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
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|Add & View MDF File of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012|
|Scan MDF File|
|Preview MDF With Details|
|Auto Detect Server Version|
|Advance Scan Option|
|Windows 11, 10, 8 & Other Previous Versions|
|Save MDF file in SQL & MDF File Format|
|Recover Deleted SQL Database Table Records|
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Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers
Yes, the SQL Database Viewer 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 pay for it 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, free SQL Database Reader 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 freeware tool thoroughly scans and previews all the components of SQL database files including Tables, Stored Procedures, views, rules, triggers, and functions for forensic purpose.
What Clients Say
Not having SQL Server environment on which my MDF file was created made me unsure of using any other, concerning integrity issues. Thanks to SysTools, I wasn't troubled anymore while reading a healthy or corrupt MDF file regardless. This MDF File Viewer software rocks!
There were a plenty of MDF files that had to be viewed for an organizational audit but it wasn't feasible to have SQL Server environment. However, it was great for SysTools to develop a SQL Database Reader application that could cover up the need regardless of the condition in which the database is; corrupt or healthy!