.FMT File Extension

2 file types use the .fmt file extension.
File Type 1

FoxPro Format File

Developer Microsoft
3.4  |  19 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an FMT file?

A FMT file is a format settings file created by FoxPro, a database development system. It contains settings referenced by FoxPro to specify data formats and validate data entered into FoxPro tables.

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FoxPro is a programming language and database management system. It was originally released in 1989 by Fox Software then acquired by Microsoft in 1992. It eventually became Visual FoxPro and was used to manage large volumes of data for desktop, distributed client, client/server, rich client, and web database applications. Visual FoxPro was eventually discontinued with the last version (9) released in 2004 and last updated in 2007.

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Updated June 22, 2017
File Type 2

WinRAR Format File

Developer WinRAR
2.8  |  10 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is an FMT file?

Application support file used by WinRAR, a file compression and decompression program most often used for .RAR files; contains data used to support different compression formats in the software; saved in the \​Formats\​ directory of the WinRAR installation.

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Example FMT files included with the WinRAR installation include 7z.fmt (for .7Z files), gz.fmt (for .GZ files), and iso.fmt (for .ISO files).

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