- What Are Common Causes of .MDF Files Lost or Failure?
- How to recover lost .MDF files?
- Programs to recover .MDF files
- How to open file with .MDF extension?
There are several common causes of ".MDF" (Microsoft SQL Server Database) files lost or failure, including:
- Hardware failure: If there is a hardware failure in the storage device where the ".MDF" file is stored, such as a hard drive crash, it can lead to the loss or corruption of the file.
- Software or application errors: Errors in the SQL Server software or other applications that interact with the ".MDF" file can cause data corruption or loss.
- Accidental deletion: Human error, such as accidentally deleting the ".MDF" file or formatting the storage device, can result in the loss of the file.
- Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect the ".MDF" file, leading to its corruption or loss.
- Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes while the ".MDF" file is being accessed or modified can cause data corruption or loss.
- Insufficient disk space: If there is not enough disk space available to store the ".MDF" file, it can become corrupted or fail.
- Database corruption: Corruption within the database itself, which can be caused by various factors such as improper shutdowns, disk errors, or software bugs, can result in the loss or failure of the ".MDF" file.
It is important to regularly backup ".MDF" files to prevent data loss and have a recovery plan in place to minimize the impact of any potential failures.
Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".MDF" file may be deleted.
By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".MDF" file is always to create it once more.
Use programs for recovering ".MDF" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.
Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.
Follow the directions below:
Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.
The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.
Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".MDF" files, and select analysis type.
When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.
To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.
Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".
Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.
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File type: SQL Server Database File
File extension: .MDF
Category: Database Files
HEX: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
File types that use the extension .MDF:
SQL Server Database File
Media Disc Image File
Measurement Data Format File
Translation Memory Data Find File