.frm

File Type 1 Generic IconForm File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Form created by various programs; used to define fields within tables; may also store database data, depending on the format.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Visual Studio

IconCorel WordPerfect

IconAdobe FrameMaker

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconMySQL Database Format File
File Format Proprietary (MySQL)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Contains the formatting information or structure data for a MySQL database; specifies the tables stored in the database and defines the fields and structure of each table.

FRM files are saved along with an .MYD file, which contains the actual data stored in the database. Both files are necessary for MySQL to recognize the database. If the MySQL database uses MyISAM tables, an .MYI file is also used and required.

Open With
Windows

IconMySQL

macOS

IconMySQL

Unix

IconMySQL

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconVisual Basic Text Form
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Stores the text information for a Visual Basic form; used to save forms created in a Visual Basic project during the development of a program.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Visual Basic 6

IconMicrosoft Visual Studio

IconMicrosoft Notepad

Updated 2007
File Type 4 Generic IconADL Form
File Format Proprietary (ADL Software)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Data format used by real estate agents for creating, storing, and printing contracts; developed by an Australian software company.

Open With
Windows

IconADL Software ADLForms

Updated 2007
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