How to Open the File Extension STR

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How to Open the File Extension STR
You can open STR files for free with dBase Viewer 1.95. (database on paper image by .shock from

An STR file is a text based structural definition file used to create printed archive index tables or to determine the structure of the database. The format is associated with the dBase database application. You can buy dBase for £77 at its website to open and edit databases. However, you can easily download the lightweight tool, "Dbase Viewer 1.95," to open STR files for free. You can view files with dBase Viewer but you cannot edit them.

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  1. 1

    Open your Web browser. Navigate to the Softpedia download page for "dBase Viewer 1.95." Click the "Download" button. Click "External Mirror 1." Wait for the download to complete.

  2. 2

    Right click on the file. Click "Extract here..." The application file will appear in the same folder.

  3. 3

    Open "dbfview.exe." In the application window, click "File" and then click "Open." Select the STR file you wish to open. It will open, allowing you to view the file's contents.

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