There can be times when the perfect environment to open and read the database is not available. For example: The SQL database for an organization is seized for investigation but the similar environment for attaching the DB to Server is missing. In such cases, the basic requirement to open the database and check out if it contains information that can be forensically examined for carving evidences. For such requirements, there is MDF Viewer program that can be downloaded free of cost on Windows Operating System.
Features of MDF Viewer
The Defination of the word Databasehas changed over decades. Now a days, database comprises of data and information in TBs and thus for saving the huge sized, mission critical DB from any loss, database management systems were introduced. Although, a number of techniques and structures for managing the database were introduced but the one that overpowered all of them is the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
SQL Server is one of the powerful RDBMS used. It stores all the database into MDF/NDF files along with transaction logs in LDF file. These files stores both the system and user databases that is the lifeline of SQL Server.