How to open DB file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DB files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DB file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DB extension. However, it should be remembered that DB file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Database Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DB files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DB extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Database Format

    .db file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Access 2010
    Corel Paradox Corel Paradox
    Synopsys Design Compiler Graphical Synopsys Design Compiler Graphical
    SQLite SQLite
    MAC OS SQLite SQLite
    Linux SQLite SQLite
  • Windows XP Thumbnail Database

    .db file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. X-Ray Engine Database Format

    .db file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Data Unpacker S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Data Unpacker

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DB files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DB extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DB extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DB file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DB file extension
  • DB file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DB files


If DB file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DB file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DB file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DB in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DB format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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