MDF File Reader



Free SQL MDF Viewer Tool

A standalone SQL MDF Viewer to open, view, and read data from MDF file without SQL server installation. The MDF File Viewer explores all the tables from .mdf file with its respective entries. Other database items like keys, rules, columns, functions, stored procedures, etc. are also extracted by this freeware.

  • Scan and View Database Items from Inaccessible or Corrupt MDF File
  • MDF Viewer Expands a .mdf File with Tables, Keys, Indexes, Triggers, Classes, etc.
  • No SQL MDF File Size Limitation is Imposed in Free MDF File Reader Software
  • Option to Analyze and Save Scanned MDF File Data in STR Format
  • Microsoft SQL Server Installation is Not Required while Viewing MDF File
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 and Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2008

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Free MDF Viewer – Overview

Overview on MDF File

MS SQL Server uses two database files : one is MDF and another one is LDF. A MDF file is considered as the primary file of the server that comprises of schema and data. There is only one MDF file for each database of the SQL server. The file comprises of SQL objects like tables, views, triggers, stored procedure, etc. Basically, the MDF file is holding crucial data, which is used either by the server administrator or forensic investigator.

What Arises Need of Free MDF File Viewer?

Apart from the SQL server, there is no other program that opens MDF file. This arises need to look for an additional product that provides facility to read data from MDF file without SQL server. Hence, users can utilize this QuickData SQL MDF viewer to explore objects of MDF file for free. There is no need to have SQL Server installed on machine for the same.

Extraordinary Features of MDF Reader Freeware

Read Data From MDF File Without Microsoft SQL Server Presence

Read Corrrupted MDF Data

View Data From Corrupt MDF File

MDF file explorer rapidly scans the SQL server MDF file. It explores and displays the items that are saved in primary database file of the server. User will easily be able to read data, even from corrupt or inaccessible .mdf file.

Independent Tool

Independently View SQL MDF File

It is quite possible that users are provided with MDF file but, they are not having SQL server installed on machine. In such case, the SQL MDF file opener helps a lot because this freeware works without any dependency issue.

Preview SQL MDF File

Explore the File with All Items

The free MDF file reader utility displays all items, which it encounters at the time of MDF file scanning. All database properties will be recovered by this product. One just needs to click on desired item and then, they can view data without any hassle.

Save SQL Database File

Archive Scanned Data of MDF Files

SQL MDF viewer is providing a useful feature to save scanning report for the future reference. If customers want then, they can save the scanned file in STR format with the desired name. It will be avoiding scanning of the same file again-and-again, whenever a person wants to view data.

Easy UI

Easy-to-use Software Interface

There is no high technical training required to read MDF file with help of this explorer application. Freeware is designed with the most simplified way to operate it. Even a novice user will be able to open MDF file without any single trouble.

Open MDF File in Details

Read SQL MDF File in Detailed Way

MDF file explorer displays all details of the MDF database file. One can check the number of pages read, name of the database, versions, total number of tables, and all other database information all in absence of the SQL server installation.

Free MDF Viewer Tool System Requirement

Software Download

Size: 6.81 MB

Version: 11.0

MD5: 7dd84bbe1687952e7e54f68c67c9a683

Trial Limitations

Free Version of MDF Viewer only view contents of SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 MDF and NDF files.

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space required

2 GB of RAM

Minimum 2.4 GHz Processor

Supported Editions

Windows 10, 8, 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) and Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2008.
SQL Server: SQL Server 2000, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019


  • Microsoft .NET framework 4.5 or above should be installed.
  • If you are using Windows 10, 8, 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) & Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2008, then please launch this tool as "Run as Administrator".


Q. Is your Antivirus blocking the software export process?

A. Please disable Anti-virus temporarily / Allow access (Whitelist) from Antivirus settings for proper working of the software.

Q. Unable to Create Output in destination?

A. Please avoid NAS, SAN, Network or Shared Drive. Source file should be on the migration machine to perform successful conversion.

Electronic Delivery

The delivery of the product is automated, You will receive an email containing both the link to download the product and the activation key within few minutes after payment confirmation.

Features Comparison

Get an Overview of MDF Viewer Features – Free and Pro Version

Features FREE Version PRO Version
Preview Details of MDF File
Preview MDF File with Data Items
Windows 10, 8, 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) and Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2008
Save into SQL MDF Format
Recover Deleted SQL MDF File Items
Cost FREE $249

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

The MDF file analyzer provides several technical modes to view MDF file. These modes comprises of Tables, Views, Rules, etc., views that are widely used in the forensic investigation.
Yes, the free utility supports all types of SQL MDF file without any hurdle. Feel free to browse .mdf file of any kind because this freeware is workable under all circumstances.
Yes, our application is available for free of cost to view MDF file without SQL server. It is free for lifetime and no hidden charges are appended in this product.
Yes, ofcourse the free opener displays table with all its rows and columns. The entries are also same as they were at the time of creation or after modifications.

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