Recover DBF Files (Deleted or Lost) From Windows And Mac

DBF File is a database file used by the DBASE management system application. Losing them is one of the most common issues. In this article, we will discuss various ways to recover DBF files from various versions of Windows and Mac. Utilize Remo File Recovery Software, a powerful DBF file recovery tool to easily recover deleted or lost DBASE files from all Windows and Mac OS versions with 5 simple steps.
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Written by John Harris / Updated on August 02, 2023

As you had too many unwanted files on your computer, you decided to clear them up one fine day. So you started deleting files using the Shift Delete command to clear them once and for all. But you were in for a rude shock later – you needed to work on DBF files, but the files were not to be found anywhere on your computer. Only then did you realize your mistake? Few DBF files have been deleted while deleting other unwanted files.

You have spent a lot of time working on your DBF files. Recreating it all over from scratch is time-consuming and not feasible. Is recovering deleted DBF files possible? Stop worrying; it is possible to regain deleted DBF files with the solutions mentioned in the next section.

How To Recover DBF Files on Windows and Mac?

Method 1: Recover Deleted DBF Files From Windows Recycle Bin or Mac Trash

  • Go to the Trash folder or the Bin folder.
  • Find the deleted DBF files you wish to recover, then Right-click on the selected file(s).
  • In the drop-down menu, click on Put Back or Restore button to restore DBF files from the Bin.

The deleted DBF files have now been restored back to their original location.

Method 2: Recover Deleted DBF Files From Backups

If you have taken a backup of the DBF files and saved them on any external drives or Cloud storage such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, or any other Cloud storage space. You can simply restore them from backups.

  1. Connect the drive where you have saved backup copies of your important DBF files.
  2. Find, select, and copy the DBF files.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the backup copies of the files and paste the copied DBF files.

Restoring backup copies of DBF files from Cloud

Whether you have saved files on Google Drive, One Drive, or Dropbox.
You are required to log in to your account, find the .dbf files, and select and download them; once they are downloaded in your system, extract the .dbf files from the zip folder and save them on any other location of your choice.

Here’s a list of all the possible ways to recover files on Windows.

Method 3: Recover Deleted DBF Files Using Remo File Recovery Software

Remo File Recovery Software is a specialized tool designed to recover database files of not only .dbf extension but more than 100+ most commonly used database file formats, including .sql, .db, . mdb, . chck, .dbs, .cat. Etc. from all Windows and Mac OS versions and 1000+ storage devices.

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Steps To Recover Deleted Or Lost DBF Files Using Remo File Recovery Software

  • Download the Remo File Recovery Software on your Windows or Mac system.
  • Launch the tool and select a location, drive, or folder from where you want to recover the DBF files, and click on the Scan button.
  • select the location from where you want to recover dbf files

  • Once the tool scans the drive, click on the Dynamic Recovery View option to view the DBF file recovery process.
  • click on the dynamic recovery view option to look at the recovered dbf file recovery process

  • The tool will display a list of all the recovered files from the selected location. Navigate to the location from where the DBF files were saved earlier prior to deletion. You can also use the Advanced Filter option to find the .dbf files quickly.
  • use the advanced filter option to sort, filter and find the deleted dbf files

  • Now, preview the recovered files using the Preview option, and if you are satisfied with the tool, select the DBF files you want to retrieve and then select the location where you want to save them by clicking the Recover button.
  • select a location to save the recovered dbf files

You can also try other manual solutions to recover deleted files on Mac, as explained in this article.

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