Windows 7 Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver

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
[update 2016-07-20]
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.

filename md5sum</>
VFPODBC.msi 4fbb57a7efabde9925af86a239e5c93c
VFPODBC.msi.xz aa85ab82c179e4c6b2ee9200b81f8956
filename sha512sum</>
VFPODBC.msi 84aa3f1bf8dd45c7f25575a69b55672b
VFPODBC.msi.xz 97bd6301442320df590f87cde5ffa23f

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29 responses to “Windows 7 Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver”

    • This was very helpful. Fixed my issues and locating this driver was difficult at best

  1. Many thanks,Jason that’s fixing my error “you are not logged with non administrative bla bla bla ” when creating new dsn

  2. 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

  3. Lifesaver, thanks for the link that luckily still works even though Microsoft have hidden away any references to VFP ODBC on MSDN.

  4. Thank you so so much. Took a long time to find a place to download the driver. Luckily, I found this blog.

  5. you’re really great, you’re the man!!!! thanks a lot my friend, best wishes!!!

  6. 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.

  7. Thank you very much for the link. We did awful workarounds to read the data of an old software we have to transfer

  8. 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

    • Hi Nagesh,
      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.

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