Free MDF Viewer



FreeViewer MDF Viewer Tool

MDF File Viewer Software to Read SQL MDF File

(Average Rating 4.5 Based on 185 Reviews)
  • View MDF File Without SQL Server Environment on Windows OS
  • Read Corrupt & Inaccessible MDF File of SQL Server 2019 & Below
  • MDF File Viewer Tool Detects SQL Server Version Automatically
  • No File Size Limitation to Scan MDF File from Any SQL Server Version
  • MDF Viewer Tool Provide Instant Preview of MDF File Table's Content
  • View All SQL Server Database Objects: Columns, Keys, Triggers, Indexes
  • Quick Scan for Normal Corruption & Advanced Scan for Major Corruption
  • MDF File Opener Supports Dual Scan Modes: Quick Scan & Advance Scan
  • Preview Deleted Table’s Records & Save Scanned File as .str File with Ease
  • Compatible with Windows Operating System 11, 10, 8.1, 8 & other Below Versions
  • Supports SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008/R2, 2005, & 2000 Version

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Key Features of FreeViewer MDF Viewer

MDF File Viewer Software's Best Features to Read MDF Files

View MDF File by MDF File Viewer

View MDF File with Attributes

The SQL Database Viewer Software read MDF File & List each and every Table with its associated components such as Views, Stored Procedures, Rules, Triggers, Function etc & display the content of MDF File on right panel of MDF file opener utility.

MDF Viewer: Read MDF File

View MDF File Components

In depth analysis of the components can be done such as you can read the View & Stored Procedure script instantly as well as what Triggers & Rules are applying on the particular MDF database. Free MDF File Viewer only preview the data of MDF Files.

Scan File to View MDF File

Save Scanned MDF File in STR Format

MDF Viewer Software allow you to save your scanned MDF File in .str format.This will help you to use the same file again and again without scanning the file multiple times. You just have to load that .str file and preview all the MDF components doing such save the scanning time as the scanning process take some time. View and Scan MDF File on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 with this MDF reader utility.

Auto-Detect Server Version

Auto Detect SQL Server Version

MDF File Viewer software provides you an 'Auto-Detect' option, in case you don't know the SQL Server version of MDF File. You can simply select Auto-Detect SQL Server Version Option in Free MDF File Reader Software and it will identify the exact version of MDF File. Versions are also mentioned in MDF File Viewer Software if you know the version then select manually otherwise select the ‘Auto-Detect server version’ option simply.

Easy Interface

Simple & Easy User Interface

MDF File Viewer offers an easy to use graphical user interface that eliminates the requirement of technical expertise. Once the user add MDF to the utility, the software takes care of all other aspects. Users just need to adjust settings. Therefore, even a beginner user can also get the desires results without any hassles. Moreover, users can easily read MDF file from Windows 11, 10, 8.1, etc

Read Corrupted MDF File

Scan & Read Damaged MDF

MDF File Viewer Tool provides Quick mode for less corrupted data or Advance scan for major corrupted data options for Scanning MDF Database file.The Quick Scan option of Free MDF Viewer enable user to view normal corrupted MDF File whereas Advance Scan enables user to view highly corrupted MDF File components. User need to select any one mode for scanning the MDF File

View MDF File

View MDF File Details

MDF File Viewer Tool show the complete detail of MDF Database File while scanning the MDF File. The detail involves the number of pages read form the file, database name ,database version , number of stored procedure, trigger, rules and functions , and all other components involves in the table of MDF File all detail are shown on the right side of panel of the SQL Database Viewer Tool

Preview MDF File

Preview MDF File Items with Details

MDF File Opener provide the detail of each item present in the SQL MDF File. MDF File Viewer also provide the preview of all column present in various tables, keys used in the table etc. All the component of MDF File are display at the right panel of MDF Viewer tool on clicking the component of MDF File it provide the detailed description of components of MDF File in a hierarchy

SQL File Opener Tool Specifications
Download MDF File Viewer Software

Software Download

Size: 6.9 MB

Version: 10.0

Software Limitations

Demo Limitations
The free demo version of the utility allows users to only view the content of SQL 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, etc versions. Advanced features are not available here.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
Free 100 MB of Space in the Hard Drive

(2 GB is recommended)

Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor(2.4 GHz is recommended)

Application Pre-Requisites

Users of Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, must launch the tool with “Run as Administrator” mode.
Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 or above

Supported Versions

Microsoft Windows
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019
SQL Server 2000/2008/2008 R2/2012/2014/2016/2017/2019




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Add & View MDF File of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
Scan & View MDF File
Preview MDF With Details
Windows 11, 10, 8 & All Other Windows Version Supported
Auto Detect Server Version
Advance Scan Option
Save MDF file in SQL & MDF File Format
Recover deleted SQL database table records
Cost Free $249
Most Commonly Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Users’ Questions and Answers
Can you describe the procedure involved to view MDF Files using the MDF Viewer software?

MDF Viewer Software

Follow Below Mentioned 4 Steps Working for MDF File Opener Tool:

  • Step 1: Run the MDF Viewer Tool after successful installation
  • Step 2: Browse and Load the MDF file in MDF file reader
  • Step 3: MDF reader Tool will preview the scanning of MDF file components
  • Step 4: After scan completion, you can read content of MDF file.

MDF File in SQL Server is the Master Database file that contains Schema and the actual data. SQL Database Viewer is primarily designed for users who are currently facing issues with the MS SQL Server database and are unable to view their crucial data. The other use may arise when the .mdf gets corrupted or become inaccessible due to any reason. For such purposes, the MDF File Viewer software comes very handy.

Some of the core features of the MDF File Viewer are as follows:

  • Instantly read MDF file and view your entire MDF Database
  • View MDF file which get corrupted due to header corruption.
  • Simple user interface for users who wish to read MDF database file easily.
  • Save Scan report in .str format for further use.

SQL Database Viewer tool scan and view all database component like Stored Procedure,Tables, Rules, Triggers, Functions etc. All component of MDF File are display on the right panel of mdf reader software , on clicking the components it will provide the detailed description of component of MDF File.

Yes, MDF Reader tool allow you to read MDF file without SQL Server Environment. MDF viewer tool Auto-Detect the server version.
Yes, the SQL Database Viewer software is capable to view multiple ndf file at once.
MDF File Viewer software does not set any file size restriction on any kind of .mdf files, so you can simply view MDF file of any size. There is no any file size limitation ,MDF Reader Software can scan and read the file of any size.
SQL Database Viewer tool works on all Windows OS versions such as Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.
Yes, MDF Reader software allows you to open & read Corrupted or Inaccessible MDF Database file. Select a scan mode either Quick or Advance it will help to recover the corrupted and inaccessible mdf database file.
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