Recovering a recovered file which is in dbf format

By Shayan Taheri
Sep 25, 2013
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  1. Hello,
    About one weak ago unfortunately I wiped my internal storage and Iost my everything,
    I tried to recover my data using hexamob android application(My device is samsung galaxy tab 8.9)
    After two times trying, I recovered almost 32GB of data but almost all of them are in dbf format which I'm not familiar with, so I don't know if it is possible to recover these files to my images, movies, etc
    Any helps desperately appreciated
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    dbf files are used for Database storage - - you need the application that created them to access the data
  3. Shayan Taheri

    Shayan Taheri TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Thank you for your response,
    you mean applications such as MySQL or another database applications can access to the data stored in dbf files?
    What is this mentioned data ? My Images , Videos , etc or some codings?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    DBF files can be associated with ANY program that wants to use a database. I haven't used MySQL on this pc yet so I can't verify it uses dbf, but it is likely.

    Without boring you to death with details, I would summarize that images (bmp, gif, png, jpg) videos (mp3, rpm,...) would not normally stored into a database but it is possible.
    and that makes the problem specific to the galaxy device.

    Suggest you find the galaxy support forum and enter your question there - - sorry.
  5. Shayan Taheri

    Shayan Taheri TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    By the way, Thank You for giving me these suggestions, I'll try them to see if I could recover anything out of them
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    Btw: you can always find something using a google query like "dbf file association"
  7. Shayan Taheri

    Shayan Taheri TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    I've done that already, but I didn't find what I was looking for,
    Thank you

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