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.dbd File Extension

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

what is a .dbd file?

A DemoShield project output file is an application used as an installer for demo software. These installers are appended with the .dbd extension and are stored in the DBD format. The DemoShield software is an application developed by Macrovision to provide software programmers with a set of functionalities helpful in creating installer programs for their demo application projects. These DBD files are also used in the creation of interactive presentations with multimedia objects. Compression specifications used as standards for online and offline content distribution are implemented into a DBD file. The integration of the DemoShield software and the DBD format into the InstallShield application was done in 2007, a year before "Macrovision" was changed to "Acresso Software". 2007 was also the year when development and support were discontinued for the DemoShield program. Users of Microsoft Windows-based systems can install versions of the DemoShield application to access the integrated features for developing these installer programs and to implement support into their systems for these DBD files.

how to open a .dbd file?

Launch a .dbd 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 .dbd 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 .dbd files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dbd file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dbd file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dbd file association errors

applications that open a .dbd file



DemoShield also known as InstallShield is a Flexera Software developed by InstallShield which enables you in creating quick and easy flexible installations in all Windows operating systems. For novice of first-time developers, it is an easy installation software but for power users, it is a depth and flexible software perfect for developing complex installations. The application supports Windows Installer 5 (MSI 5) and Windows 7/8 including Microsoft's .NET Framework, DirectX, Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework. It also allows you to expand installations from Web services including IIS, MySQL Server 2008, Oracle, SQL, and Windows Server 2008 to servers. Moreover, mobile devices with support for PalmOS, Windows Embedded CE, Windows Mobile and SQL Server Compact Edition can expand their installations to servers. InstallShield is innovating continuously and even supporting the latest technologies and industry standard by keeping software publisher updated to avoid failures on installation. The software has also included new prerequisites that can be added to your projects such Windows Installer 4.5 (with Microsoft fix), 3.1, 3.0, and 2.0m .NET Framework 3.0 SPI and 2.0 SP 2, Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP 1, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP 1 and 2005 Express SP 3, Oracle 11g Instant Client and CrystalReports Basic for Visual Studio 2008.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dbd 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, .dbd. 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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