Free SQL LDF Viewer

Get the free SQL LDF viewer and resolve the query "how to read LDF file of SQL Server?". SQL LDF reader helps you in opening and analyzing SQL Server Log file information. The LDF Viewer software is capable of recovering data from Log file and provides users with expected results. In addition, the tool can also be used to perform forensic analysis of log files.

View Handy Features of SQL Transaction LOG Reader

SQL LDF Viewer

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  • Quickly load and analyze LDF file with its associated MDF file
  • Scan and view LDF file records of any SQL Server version
  • Save the scanned LDF file in .str format file for future use
  • Preview all transactional activity like Insert, Delete, Update etc.
  • LDF Viewer supportsfiles of all latest & previous SQL versions
  • Recover LDF file of any size: Tested with 1.5 TB of LDF / MDF File
  • Export SQL data to CSV file or SQL Script for continued usage

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Features Free License
Add LDF file with associated MDF file
Preview the records of table Fifty Records Per Table
Preview & Sort Log Fields First Five Tables
Windows 8 support
Support SQL Version 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2 Database & 2005
Export LDF data to SQL Database
Export SQL data to CSV file or SQL Server Compatible Scripts
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Incomparable Features of SQL LDF File Reader


Read SQL LDF File

View & Analyze SQL Server Log Files

The SQL LDF file viewer software provides the option to view and analyze log file details like transaction name (INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE), Date, Time as well as transaction query, and more.


Add LDF and MDF Files

Add LDF File with Associated MDF

The SQL LDF reader allows you to add LDF file as well as its associated MDF file. If both files are not available at the same location, the SQL LDF viewer auto locates the associated MDF file.


SQL Server Log File Recovery

SQL Server Log File Recovery

Just add the last backup of your LDF file with its associated MDF file for recovering the log records. This will enable the tool to export the database in SQL Server.


Preview LDF Data

Preview Entire LDF File Details

Once the tool scans the log file, you can select and view all the transaction details (transaction, time, table name and query) available in LDF file.


Log file Forensics Without SQL

LDF File Forensics without SQL

The LDF file viewer is a standalone tool, and does not require having SQL Server installed for forensic analysis of a log file. In addition, the tool separates the table field to analyze table contents.


Multiple Export Option

Multiple Export Options to Save LDF Data

After viewing LDF file details, the SQL Log file viewer provides following export options of log file data, which can be used later for further analysis.

  • Export Log file data as SQL Server database
  • Export as a SQL scripts
  • Export to CSV file format

Steps to View LDF File

Browse MDF File

Step1: Add LDF File

Click on open to add .ldf file with its associated .mdf file.

Scan MDF File

Step2: Scanning Log File Data

LDF viewer shows the details of Log file once the file is scanned.

Preview MDF Items

Step3: Preview LDF Data

Preview all the transactional details of LDF file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the SQL LDF viewer software compatible with SQL Server 2016 log files?
Yes, the software is compatible with LDF files of SQL Server 2016 and all below versions.
Does the tool require SQL Server environment to view/open LDF file?
No, you do not need to have SQL Server environment to analyze LDF file with LDF file reader. However, to export the data into SQL Server database, you must have SQL Server environment.
Will the tool be able to read LDF file if the associated MDF file is corrupted?
Yes, the tool is capable of processing the corrupted MDF file and able to open LDF file.
Can I view the queries of my database table using SQL log file viewer?
Yes, you can view transaction table queries as well as its transaction time with transaction name with the help of this tool.
Can I perform forensic analysis of log files with this SQL log analyzer tool?
Yes, the LDF viewer tool is designed to view and analyze the information inside of alog file.

SQL LDF Viewer Reviews

A Big thanks to developers who brought one such utility that can view LDF file, also the tool is capable to recover data from corrupted LDF file.

— Christopher Gordon