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.db File Extension

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File type: Database File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .db. Files with the file extension .db can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .db files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .db file?

Some database files may be stored in specific proprietary formats by the database management application used to author the database file, and an example of these database management programs is the Microsoft Access software. Generic database files are on the other hand stored in the DB format, and these DB files are affixed with the .db extension. The Microsoft Access 2010 application can also be used by Microsoft Windows users to create, view and edit the content stored in a DB file. The content of these generic DB files may include structured text data organized in fields and tables, and the data types of these fields and tables may also be included in the content of these DB files. The DB file format is supported by many database management applications aside from the Microsoft Access 2010 software, and a DB file may be exported and saved in other database file formats like CSV. The SQLite software can be installed and used by Linux users to create, open and edit the content of these DB files. There are also some database management applications integrated with data importing support for the content stored in these DB files.

how to open a .db file?

Launch a .db file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .db file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .db files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .db file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .db file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .db file association errors

applications that open a .db file

Microsoft Access 2010

Microsoft Access 2010

Microsoft Access 2010 is one of the several versions of Microsoft Access that was released in the market with the goal of providing its users with a DBMS that can combine the Microsoft Jet Database Engine with tools being used for software development together with a GUI. It allows its users to use VBA in writing together with user control and manipulation of data. It has a feature which allows the exporting and importing of various formats including dBase, Paradox, Oracle, FoxPro, Outlook, ASCII, and Excel among the other formats available. It has the capacity to link to the data being used in its current location which can be used for different purposes such as editing, reporting, viewing and querying. It uses the format Jet Database which has the ability of containing the data and the application in just a single file.


SQLite is a database management software with the necessary tools to create and manage SQLite databases. It opens and works with memory databases like te sqlite 2.x, sqlite 3.x and REALSQL Server databases. It creates browse tables, views, triggers and indexes and enables records to be inserted, deleted and updated and it supports arbitrary SQL commands. It features a detailed analyzer, foreign key support, a built-in virtual machine analyzer, built-in optimizer and a built-in language reference. It can display JPEG, BMP and TIFF file formats, as well as QuickTime from BLOB records, and it has the ability to open hidden files or hidden bundles under Mac OS X. It saves frequently used SQL and converts SQLite 2 databases to SQLite 3. It has advanced import and export capabilities and it can generate reports using report templates. It has a spreadsheet-like interface and offers quick access to basic functions. The interface contains all of its main features and complicated command line commands are stored inside a simple button. The same interface is used on MacOS X and Windows version with a multiplatform license for multiplatform databases.
Microsoft SQL Server (2008)

Microsoft SQL Server (2008)

SQL Server 2008, formerly codenamed Katmai, was released on August 6, 2008 and goals to make data self organizing, management self-tuning, and self maintaining with the improvement of SQL Server Always On technologies, to give almost-zero downtime. SQL Server 2008 also includes support for structured and semi-structured data, as well as digital media formats for pictures, audio, video and other multimedia data. In present versions, such multimedia data can be saved as BLOBs (binary large objects), but they are generic bit streams. It also natively supports hierarchical data, and includes T-SQL constructs to directly deal with them, without using recursive queries. Basic awareness of multimedia data will permit specialized functions to be performed on them. According to Paul Flessner, senior Vice President, Server Applications, Microsoft Corp., SQL Server 2008 can be a data storage backend for different varieties of data: XML, email, time/calendar, file, document, spatial, etc as well as perform search, query, analysis, sharing, and synchronization across all data types.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .db files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .db. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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