Open DB File

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Open DB File

DB file extension typically indicates that information inside the file stored structured database data. Various applications can utilize this extension to store data like org chart, sales data, inventory, file list and many more. Such database files could be created by Microsoft Access, SQLite DB Engine, LibreOffice, Pardox, and more. On the opposite Windows uses Thumbs.DB to cache thumbnails of the image files stored in the current folder.

If you need to open DB file and the file name is a Thumbs.DB the best way would be to use Thumbs Viewer application. This application is available for 32 and 64-bit Windows desktop OS and can open Thumbs.DB, browse its content and export thumbnails from it.

To open DB file generated by SQLite database engine you can use either latest version of SQLite or various tools and utilities created to work with SQLite database. For example, DB Browser for SQLite can open DB file generated by SQLite in user friendly interface where all tables and their contents will be visible. It also has functionality to add new records to SQLite database, delete or modify records and even execute custom SQL statements on a SQLite DB file.

Frequently DBF file extension is used for database instead of DB. If your file extension is DBF you may consider checking if file was created by Oracle database engine or Microsoft Access.

If you don't know an application which created DB file in question it might be a good idea to open it in a hex or text editor like Notepad++ or Sublime Text and check if it possible to infer an application from a raw file content.

DB files are generally considered safe because they could not be executed by an operating system. Typically, DB files are not targeted by hackers, so it is safe to open them with corresponding software.

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.

File Extension Info

DOC Quick Info
  Windows Thumbnails Database
  SQLite Database File
MIME Type
  not applicable
Opens with
  Thumbs Viewer
  Microsoft OneDrive