Subject Re: Can't open blob files
From Heinz Kesting <>
Date Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:15:20 +0100
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hi Bob,

> Hi All:  Using DB2.8 w/WN10 on laptop.  I cannot open any forms.  [MSG: Cannot open "blob" files. ] I was trying to clean up my folders and deleted all "backup" files.  Could this be the problem?
>     Any help will be greatly appreciated......Bob

I assume you're speaking of native dbase tables, *.dbf.
Did you, by any chance, delete files with *.dbt extension?
These are the files where the contents of BLOB fields are stored in,
like pictures or longer texts.
They are named after the table they belong to, say your table that
stores information of customers is called "COSTUMERS.DBF", you would
want to look for a file named "COSTUMERS.DBT"

Try to look at the windows bin folder (on my computer it is called
$Recycle.Bin, but be aware that each partition / drive like C:\, D:\
etc. has its own recycle bin, so the first place to look in is the
recylce bin of the drive where you deleted your backup files from), by
using a file explorer, if you can spot there any files with *.dbt
If so, try to restore these and see if this helps.

Otherwise, post a more precise error message, perhaps a screen shot
might be a good idea.

Hope I could help!
Kind regards, Heinz