SysTools MDF Viewer Freeware

Scan, Open & View Corrupt or Orphan MDF File without Microsoft SQL Server

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Ultimate and Advanced Solution to View SQL MDF Files

MDF Viewer Tool is a powerful application to view healthy and damaged MDF files. This software helps the user to view the information stored in the MDF files of SQL Server database. When the SQL server fails to work, Just download the SQL File reader program to preview SQL database objects. This utility is compatible with SQL Server 2019 and its below versions.

  • Read MDF file tables, columns, Keys, triggers, classes, indexes, etc
  • Quick scan and browse data from corrupt or inaccessible MDF database
  • Allows to preview MDF & NDF data of latest SQL Server versions
  • Option to view & save scanned MDF file data in .str file for future use
  • No Limitation On File Size: Scan and Explore MDF database file of any size
  • Preview unicode stored procedure, triggers, views, function, etc
  • MS SQL environment is not needed to analyze & open MDF file
  • Preview Deleted SQL Database records in Red color
  • Preview MDF Files of SQL Server 2019 and below versions
  • Tool can Autodetect SQL Server Version Easily

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Open & View MDF File

If you have an MDF Database file in your machine but no MS SQL Server environment then MDF File Viewer can help to open and view the SQL MDF file of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012. It allows you to open & read any type of MDF file i.e. Orphan, Inaccessible or corrupt. Regardless of the MDF file size, MDF File Explorer offers preview of its tables, columns, Keys, rules, triggers, classes, stored procedures, functions and views.

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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 MDF File Reader tool in case the MDF file is corrupt or you are unable to open it. Having the software ensures that you don't need to have SQL Server environment to view data within a Master database file.

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Preview Items with Details

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.

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Save Scanned Database

As MDF File Browser 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 open the .str file and quickly load its items for preview.

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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.

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Simple & Easy Interface

In order to use MDF file viewer or read MDF file, you do not need any technical expertise. After adding MDF file, almost all the functions are automatically executed by MDF File Opener tool itself. Thus, allowing even a novice to use the program with least complexities. Being compatible with all Windows OS versions, helps you open & read MDF file on any Windows machine, whether 10, 8.1 or any other below version.


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SQL MDF Viewer Tool Specifications

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Size : 6.81 MB

Version : 11.0

MD5 : 7dd84bbe1687952e7e54f68c67c9a683

Software Limitations

Demo Limitations
Freeware MDF Viewer allows to view the content of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 MDF and NDF files.

Additional Software

Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 or above

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space

(2 GB is recommended)

Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor(2.4 GHz is recommended)

Supported Editions

Microsoft Windows: Windows 7/8/8.1, 2008/2012 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)

SQL Server: SQL Server 2000/2008/2008 R2/2012/2014/2016/2017/2019


If you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".


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Features FREE Version PRO Version
Add & View MDF File of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
Scan & Open MDF File
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Windows 10, 8 & All Other Previous Windows Version Supported
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Save MDF file in SQL & MDF File Format
Recover deleted SQL database table records
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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

Do I need a SQL Server environment to view MDF file?

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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

  • Run MDF Reader Tool
  • Browse & Open MDF File Database
  • View MDF File Database Contents : tables, columns, Keys, triggers etc.
  • Allows to preview MDF & NDF data of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
  • Supports to view & save scanned MDF file data in .str
  • No Limitation On File Size: Scan and Explore MDF database file of any size
  • MS SQL environment is not required to analyze & read MDF file

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 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.

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