Microsoft have made it virtually impossible to find out how to get this driver for Windows 7.
If you are getting the error “You must first install the current version of the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver”, you need to download this driver and install it.
Tthe file you are after is called VFPODBC.msi and can be downloaded directly from Microsoft at the time of writing. No doubt they will move that link to ensure no one can find it again.
To use it on a 64 bit windows system, you need to run the 32 bit version of ODBC: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe
or you could download it from here. I’ve tested and it seems to install fine in Windows 10, but I haven’t tested if it works as I don’t use FoxPro any more.
29 responses to “Windows 7 Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver”
THANK YO THANK YOU FOR THIS….
This was very helpful. Fixed my issues and locating this driver was difficult at best
Many thanks,Jason that’s fixing my error “you are not logged with non administrative bla bla bla ” when creating new dsn
thank you so much
thank you for posting this its most helpful
Thanks so much. And your first sentence made me chuckle.
Your welcome marykdba
Thank you as well – I was pulling out my hair until I found this!
Thank you a lot. This will save many applications we use.
Thank you very much for finding the solution.
As you say if you rely on Microsoft then you’ll never solve it
I’m very grateful
Thank you Jason you are a star
Lifesaver, thanks for the link that luckily still works even though Microsoft have hidden away any references to VFP ODBC on MSDN.
Are you an Angel? A lot of thanks
Thank you so so much. Took a long time to find a place to download the driver. Luckily, I found this blog.
you’re really great, you’re the man!!!! thanks a lot my friend, best wishes!!!
gracias, solucione el problema
Thanks a lot
Thank you very much.
Thank you for the driver download link, which still works. I upgraded a while back from XP to Win8.1 and MSOffice 2013 when I got a new computer. The driver successfully installed on my Win8.1 64-bit system. Then, using Access 2013 32-bit, I was able to successfully link to the VFP databases used by some old software that I still use. Saved me the headache of trying some of the workarounds I had been coming across on other sites.
Thank you very much for the link. We did awful workarounds to read the data of an old software we have to transfer
Thank you I was crazy looking for this 🙂
At certain times this link is worth gold!
Thanks for this file
I have a large size of foxpro database which need to be migrated to SQL. I have application developed which could not handle the size of the data. Could you please give me any idea on how can i successfully complete this process
Is there anyway to download VFPODBC.msi ?
As you have rightly mentioned, Microsoft does not allow users to download this anymore
I have important data to be accessed.
I had a hunt around too and looks like Microsoft have removed that file. I’m not aware of another source for it at this stage sorry.
Can anyone please share the file here?
Hi KD, there is a link for the file above