SysTools MDF Viewer Tool

Free Download to View Corrupt or Orphan MDF Files Without Microsoft SQL Server

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  • Read MDF File Tables, Columns, Keys, Triggers, Classes, Indexes, etc.
  • Quick Scan and Browse Data from Corrupt or Inaccessible MDF DB
  • The Software Provides Option to Autodetect SQL Server Version
  • 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 DB File of Any Size
  • Preview Unicode Stored Procedure, Triggers, Views, Function, etc.
  • Option to Preview Deleted SQL Database Records in Red Color
  • MS SQL Environment is Not Needed to Analyze & View MDF File
  • Preview MDF Files of SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017 and Below Versions

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View Healthy and Damaged MDF File With Powerful SQL Database Reader Software

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View MDF File for Free

Where users lack an SQL Server environment, our MDF file viewer can read the SQL MDF file from any SQL version. It supports the 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, etc versions. The tool can read all orphan, inaccessible, or corrupt MDF files. It works with files of all sizes and offers a preview option for tables, columns, keys, triggers, stored procedures, functions, views, rules, & classes.

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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 SQL Database Viewer in case the MDF file is corrupt or you are unable to read it. Having the software ensures that users do not need to have SQL Server environment at all to open MDF File and view data stored in it.

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Preview Items with Details

Free Download MDF file viewer that 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 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.

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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 2022, 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

This unique MDF file viewer solution enables users to read data without any technical proficiency in SQL. The software provides maximum automated features so that users need to work only a little like adding an MDF file. With the easy-to-use GUI & Windows 11, 10, 8.1, etc compatibility, even a new user can read MDF files easily. The safety features, in addition, take care of the threats in advance.


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SQL MDF Viewer Tool Specifications

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Software Download

Size : 6.72 MB

Version : 13.0

MD5 : 1906db53ee98ade171bedc27a1ca002c

Software Limitations

Demo Limitations
Free Downloadable MDF Viewer allows to view the content of SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 MDF and NDF files.

Additional Software

Microsoft .NET framework 4.5 or above.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space

(4 GB is recommended)

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz

Supported Editions

Microsoft Windows : 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 11 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022

SQL Server : 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022


If you are using Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".


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Add & View MDF File of SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008/2008 R2, 2005, & 2000
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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, you can easily read MDF Files implementing below steps:

  1. Free Download SQL Database Viewer Software
  2. Browse the MDF Database File on your System
  3. Run In-Depth Scan on the MDF File.
  4. Preview SQL MDF Data (Tables, Views, etc.)
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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.

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