How to open DataFlex index .k14 files
Have you had trouble opening the k14 file on your computer? What are k14 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is k14 file?
A k14 file extension is related to the DataFlex and used for its index files.
DataFlex index description
The k14 file extension is associated with DataFlex and used for index files.
In DataFlex 2.x, the k14 index was always a 'batch' index, which means its contents were not updated when the datafile was updated. Batch indexes are only updated when the index is (re)created with dfindex or dfsort, depending on which version of DataFlex you have. This provided some advantages in certain situations, but most of those advantages have become obsolete with the faster computers and larger hard drives we enjoy today.
Depending on your backup medium, it can be faster to simply reindex a datafile versus restoring the file from the backup medium.
Suggested software to open k14 file
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