Subject Re: Need to repair dBASE table saved in error as a text file
From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:55:47 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 2022/09/29 16:23, Frank Brown wrote:
> The subject line explains my problem.
> I have tried to setup and use ":DUFLP:FIXDBF7", but right off  don't find :dUFLP:VStruct.h. There may be other missing dependencies and this might not work for the repair.
> Has anyone repaired a corrupt table using ":DUFLP:FIXDBF7"?
> Is there a better way to repair a corrupt dBase tanle?
> I would like an offer from a dBase expert for the repair of this file for me. Please include your expected  payment.
> There are about 700 records in this file, with an index.

A dBASE table doesn't need to be saved with the .dbf extension.  (That's
an OLD trick to minimise finger-poking. :-) )

Try USE whatever.txt  in the Command Panel.  As the table is indexed you
should get a message with some options.  As all you need to do at the
moment is confirm that the data is there choose the "Open read-only"
option.   Either BROWSE or LIST All to see the data.  USE on its own to
close the table

Simply using Windows File Explorer to change the name back to
whatever.DBF should be all you need.

If this doesn't work use the following link to put a copy of the file
(and its .mdx file if you still have it) in my DropBox

No guarantee of success.  Payment, win or loose, will be a beer if you
are ever in Johannesburg. :-)