HOW TOView MDF file data?

View all the important data in the MDF file in three simple steps. You only need to upload the database for scanning, and the tool will show the saved information after scanning.

Select the MDF file from its saving folder location.
Use the scan option to scan the corrupted database files.
Preview the content present in the database file after running the scan.

Explore software’s key capabilities

The software comes with several impactful features that allow you to preview the data of the MDF or NDF files efficiently.

View MDF files

View MDF files Easily retrieve data from all types of SQL Server database files, whether healthy or corrupt and make it available for preview. All sorts of MDF files can be viewed with this tool for any query and other purposes.

Open MDF Files

Open MDF files Open MDF files without accessing any SQL Server version using this software. It saves time and eliminates the need for SQL Server to access its database files (MDF/NDF).

Complete content preview

Complete content preview Preview entire SQL database objects with this software. It allows you to view MDF file contents, including tables, views, indexes, checks, rules, triggers, primary keys, unique keys, stored procedures, foreign keys, default values, and user data types.

Selection of SQL Server

Selection of SQL Server Use the software to select between two database selection modes – Automatic and Manual database. You can select either of the options for your SQL Server database addition. The manual selection enables you to add your preferred SQL Server along with the file directly.

Preview all sorts of files

Preview all sorts of files Preview all types of SQL Server database files, whether large-sized or with any corruption. It even recovers deleted records and extremely corrupted MDF files from the SQL Server database.

Read MDF files

Read MDF files Once the MDF file data is opened with this free MDF Viewer software, all its content is available for preview. With a click on the required file items, users can read its content well with a clear and wide preview section.

Display UNICODE characters

Display UNICODE characters Free MDF Viewer tool shows compatibility with database files having UNICODE characters. Users can view such MDF/NDF files data easily with any size of database files with complete integrity.

Complete preview of procedures

Complete preview of procedures The software enables you to check the information saved in folders like tables, procedures, indexes, triggers, functions, etc. It will also show the number of files saved in each folder.

Correct preview of tables

Correct preview of tables The preview mode for tables shows the correct columns saved in the database. The columns in the table will show the data as per their data type. The tool shows each kind of data type information.

Wide Range Support

Wide range support This software supports all versions including Windows 365/11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000, SQL Server 2019/ 2017/ 2016/ 2014/ 2012/ 2008 R2/ 2008/ 2005/ 2000, & Windows Server 2019/ 2016/ 2012 R2/ 2012/ 2008 R2/ 2008/ 2003 R2/ 2003.

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Frequently asked questions

Follow these steps to view healthy and corrupted MDF database file content free of cost via the Kernel MDF Viewer tool.

  1. Launch the free MDF Viewer tool on your system.
  2. Browse and add the SQL database file from the system, choose the recovery mode, and select the SQL Server version.
  3. Expand the retrieved SQL database objects to check complete content.
  4. Click on the database objects to view its detailed preview for free.

No. With this Free MDF Viewer, you can only view or read recovered data from SQL Server database files. To save the required data, you need to purchase the full version of Kernel for SQL Database Recovery tool.

After browsing and adding the MDF file, you need to select the SQL database version with 2 options- auto-detect database version or manually select the database version. As the name suggests, you can automatically select or manually enter database versions.

Two saving options are there. First, you can save the data on the running SQL Server database or create a new database and save it there. Or, you can save the data at the system location as a SQL script as a Batch file and later add it to your Server database using SQL Server Management Studio.

To copy the recovered objects from the saved SQL script to the new database created on SQL Server, perform the following steps.

  1. Launch SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. Then create a new database.
  3. After that, double-click on commit.bat. Or run the command prompt. Change the path to the recovered folder (cd Path Name)
  4. Run this syntax. >commit.bat servername newcreateddatabase sqlserverusername sqlserverpassword and press Enter key.
  5. All tables will be copied to the newly created database.

Software Prerequisites & recommendations

About SoftwareAbout Software

Version: 21.1

License Type: Free

Version SupportVersion Support

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

System RequirementsSystem Requirements

Hard Disk: 50 MB of disk space

Memory: 64 MB RAM(Greater than 64 MB is Recommended)

Processor: Intel® Pentium Processor compatible (x86, x64) or equivalent

Operating System: Windows 365, 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, later Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003

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