The file extension FRO is associated with dBASE IV, which is database management system used by larger organizations for the purpose of organizing large amounts of data. dBASE provides a comprehensive application that allows you to track and analyze data, distribute forms such as invoices, and build a customize database that includes rich client and web applications which will run on 32-bit or 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system.
dBASE IV is only one version out of many versions of the dBASE environment which was originally created as a database management system for the early microcomputers. As dBASE was developed for Microsoft Windows, it met up against competitions from FoxPro, Paradox, and Microsoft Access. dBASE IV is a more advanced version of dBASE and is still widely used due to its capability to generate applications without having to use a lot of complex codes.
The FRO file extension is a data file type which contains information that is used for a report file. dBASE IV contains a feature that is capable of creating report files which describes records in the database. The reports are generated whenever a database query is performed and when they are saved in a single file format they contain the FRO file extension.
How to Open FRO Files
Since FRO files are compatible with multiple platforms and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. FRO files are a data file type, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If you use Windows, you can open the file extension FRO using Intelligence dBASE which is available on the dBASE website. dBASE can also support other operating systems and platforms, which means you can open FRO files using a Mac PC, UNIX, MS-DOS, and the Linux operating system.
If you want to open and view the contents of the FRO file extension, you can use any text editing program; however, you will unable to view the original format of the file using this method. If you use Windows, you can open and view the contents of FRO files using WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can open FRO files using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. You can also open FRO files on the Linux operating system using AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.
If you want to open FRO files using another database management application, you can use a file conversion program to convert the files to another database format. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET, Softpedia, and Softonic which will convert FRO files for you.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, click browse to locate the FRO file on your PC, choose the new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.