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MDF Viewer Tool

Best SQL MDF Viewer Tool Helps to View MDF Files Without SQL Environment

Scan & Read All SQL Server Database Records Totally Free free demo version

  • View or Read SQL Tables, Triggers, Stored Procedures, Keys, Rules, Classes, Indexes, Etc.
  • Two Scan Modes i.e. Quick & Advance Scan Modes to Scan MDF Files for Corruption Issues.
  • Auto Detects the SQL Server Version From Corrupt or Orphaned MDF & NDF Files Added Here.
  • The Software Makes It Possible For Users to View Deleted SQL Records Highlighted in Red Color.
  • Easily Preview Unlimited MDF and NDF File Data Records from Latest SQL Server Versions.
  • The “Save Scanned MDF File” Feature Reduces Time to Scan MDF Files Again & Again In Future.
  • Large Size MDF Files Accepted As There Is No Size Limit In This Advanced Software Solution.
  • MDF database viewer Previews Unicode Tables As Well As Other Crucial Database Objects Easily.
  • There’s No Necessity For Having SQL Server Environment in the Local System to Read MDF Files.
  • Supports SQL Version 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2, 2005, & 2000 Versions.

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Why We Should Use MDF File Viewer Tool

Read SQL Server MDF Files with Software For 3 Major Reasons

View MDF Records

View MDF Records

The software allows users to view all data records stored in the master data file or MDF file on the local system without hassles.

Read NDF Data

Read NDF Data

The software auto-detects the corresponding NDF or secondary data file if stored in the same location path as of the MDF file.

SQL not needed

No SQL Required

There is no necessity for users to have an SQL Server environment in their system to open as well as view MDF/NDF data records.

MDF Opener Utility is Perfect For

Suitable Sectors to Use this Utility & Read MDF File

Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement


Digital Forensics
Digital Forensics


Health Sector
Health Sector

Education Sector
Education Sector

When to Use MDF Viewer Tool & What Makes It Different?

Know What Features Make MDF Database Viewer Unique & When to Use Them

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View MDF & NDF Files For Free

Users can easily open & read both MDF & NDF files in database auditing, in an emergency, in a court of law, etc circumstances. The software allows users to view almost every major data element including tables, columns, views, functions, triggers, stored procedures, keys, classes, indexes, etc.

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Read Corrupt or Orphaned File

The MDF file reader is quite advanced to read corrupt, orphaned, or inaccessible data files with complete & detailed analysis. There is no need for users to have SQL Server in the local system. It allows viewing the data files without the SQL environment just by storing MDF & NDF files locally.

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Save Scanned File for Future Use

After scanning the MDF database files, users can save the scanned file to use in future. This reduces time & increases efficiency whenever users want to read the same data files later. This feature makes the MDF database viewer the best solution for reading damaged MDF file data records.

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Latest SQL & Windows Support

SQL MDF Viewer tool is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc. In addition, the software is robust in reading the MDF files of SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2, 2005, and 2000 versions. Also, users can get free updates when a new version launches.

Why Upgrade to Pro? These Are The Benefits

The Pro Version of the MDF File Opener Enable These Features

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Recover Complete SQL Database

The Pro version of the MDF viewer tool allows users to repair as well as completely recover the entire SQL server database. Users can be sure of recovering each & every SQL object that the free version allows to view. These objects are not easy to recover without using an automated tool like this.

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Two Scan Modes for Accuracy

There are two methods for scanning the corrupt MDF files. The Quick Scan mode as well as the Advance mode. The quick scan mode is for some minor issues present in the database whereas the advanced scan mode is for severe corruption errors in the MDF as well as the NDF data files.

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Export Data to SQL Database

After reading the files, the MDF Viewer Software pro version allows users to directly export this data in an SQL database. If the users have an SQL database in the system & want to recover the files, they can export the data to an existing or a new database in the desired SQL Server with ease.

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Export to SQL Script File & CSV

If users want to save the MDF files in CSV or SQL Script files, that is also possible for them using the pro version of the MDF file reader software. The Script file allows database restoration later when required & CSV file is beneficial for reading the data in the tables as it is for a regular work routine.

MDF Viewer Software - Quick Steps

Open, View, Read, & Analyze MDF File with the Steps

RecoveryTools MDF viewer tool is one of the most renowned solutions available in the market for users to read the MDF. Read these helpful steps to understand the complete process. We're mentioning quick 5 steps below to easily view damaged MDF or NDF files.

Quick 4 Steps to Open & View MDF Files Easily:

  • Step 1: Launch MDF file viewer & Hit the open button.
  • Step 2: Click the open button & Add MDF/NDF Files.
  • Step 3: Select the Scan Modes and SQL Versions.
  • Step 4: Preview All Data Objects in the MDF File.
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Technical Specifications for MDF File Reader

Know the Technical Specifications of the Tool to View MDF Files

Software Download

File Size: 6.95 MB

Version: 12.0

Trial Limitations

The trial version of the MDF Viewer Pro software only allows users to view files but not export them.

System Requirements

Hard Disk Space
100MB Free Space

4GB Recommended

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @2.40GHz or Above

Supported Editions

  • Microsoft Windows – Windows OS 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, & Windows Server 2012, 2016, etc.
  • SQL Server – 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008/R2, 2005, 2000 versions.

Electronic Delivery

RecoveryTools delivers the MDF Viewer Software Pro online through the mail having the link to download & key to activate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Asked Queries for MDF Viewer Tool on the Internet

Yes, the MDF database viewer previews corrupt stored procedures & other objects.

The software is free to read MDF files. The pro version with extra features is paid.

There is no Limit. The software is capable of reading very large sized MDF files.

There can be multiple uses as mentioned below:

  • Read MDF without SQL Server
  • Present Data in a Court of Law
  • Use It for SQL MDF Forensics
  • SQL Server Auditing Purposes

The software highlights deleted records to preview in red color after scanning.

Difference Between MDF Viewer Tool & Its Pro Version

Compare the Free & Pro version of MDF Reader to Know the Difference

  • Open and View MDF & NDF Files without SQL Server
  • Scan & Preview MDF Files with All the Details
  • Auto Detect SQL Server Version & NDF Location
  • Two Scan Modes - Quick and Advanced
  • Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc Supported
  • SQL Server Versions 2000 to 2022 Compatible
  • Save MDF in SQL Scripts Format or CSV Format
  • Recover the Entire Database After Previewing Files
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What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

Authentic User Reviews for MDF File Reader Utility

"There was a time when I was quite frustrated because of I couldn’t view my MDF files from the local system without SQL Server. That’s when I came to know about this amazing MDF viewer tool by RecoveryTools. This solution was a real help to solve all issues without SQL ecosystem in the local computer."

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Elvis Aniston

"Undoubtedly I loved this advanced solution to easily open the orphaned MDF file. I thought no solution could help me view the old SQL 2005 files but this utility is out of the box. I really thank the developing team of RecoveryTools for helping me to get the desired solution."

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Kevin Bryan

"Even after the support from my SQL expert friend, I wasn’t able to read the records in MDF & NDF files. However, his brother suggested the SQL MDF viewer which completely changed the scenario. To date I’m using the software & the advanced Pro version of it is even more capable."

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William Anderson

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