FoxPro Commands That Create Backup (.BAK & .TBK) Files

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SUMMARY

FoxPro creates backup files prior to performing certain operations that can corrupt the database if the operation fails. The backup file is created in the same directory as the original file and has the .BAK extension.

FoxPro creates a backup file before performing any of the following operations:
APPEND FROM
MODIFY STRUCTURE
PACK
UPDATE ON
If the database has an associated memo file, the backup copy of the memo file has the .TBK extension.

The PACK command deletes the backup file once the operation has been completed successfully.

To restore information from a backup file, delete or rename the .DBF file with the same name, then rename the backup file so that is has the .DBF file extension. The .BAK file may also be used as a database if the user specifies the complete filename (including the extension) in the USE command.

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Article ID: 93328 - Last Review: December 3, 2003 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 2.5c for Macintosh
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Professional Edition for Macintosh
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