Open DB File Format – Programs and How to

Generally database file definition and 27 other file types and linked programs information.


How to open DB Files


The File extension db is used by the following type(s):

type 1 description:
Default file extension for .db type:
Generally database files
The DB file extension is used by various applications for database. Database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system. The structure is achieved by organizing the data according to a database model. The model in most common use today is the relational model. Other models such as the hierarchical model and the network model use a more explicit representation of relationships.
that open db files:
dBASE (Microsoft Windows)
Oracle Database (multiplatform software)


 type 2 description:
ANSYS database files
The DB file extension is used by some specialized ANSYS applications for their databases.


type 3 description:
Apple Safari cache database files
It is used by Apple Safari for database cache files.
that open db files:
Safari (Apple OS X)


type 4 description:
ArcView object database files
The db file extension is associated with ArcView. ArcView is a part of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop a GIS (geographic information system) used to work with maps and geographic information.  The db files contain attribute data and are considered as databases.
that open db files:
ArcView (Microsoft Windows)


type 5 description:
Atari Jaguar debugger script files
DB file suffix is associated with Atari Jaguar. Debugger script files.


type 6 description:
Corel Paradox database files
The DB file extension is associated with Paradox, a relational database management system sold by Corel Corporation, which is part of some editions of Corel WordPerfect Office suite.

The .db files contain databases created by the application.

that open db files:
Corel Paradox (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Quattro Pro (Microsoft Windows)
Corel WordPerfect Office (Microsoft Windows)
Paradox database recovery (Microsoft Windows)


 type 7 description:
data by Smartware
The DB file extension is used for Smartware dabase file. Since its establishment in 1983, SmartWare has been delivering high quality reliable IT solutions and services to a wide range of businesses and organizations.
Software: SmartWare II (Microsoft Windows)


type 8 description:
data by XTreeGold
File extension used by XTreeGold – file manager software.
Software: XTreeGold (MS-DOS)


type 9 description:
dBASE IV/dBFast configuration files
The db file extension is associated with dBase, a database management system (DBMS), developed by dataBased Intelligence, Inc.
Software: dBASE (Microsoft Windows)
dBFast (Microsoft Windows)


type 10 description:
DIGIBooster module
DIGIBooster is music tracker for Amiga computers. It contains module/song created in DIGIBooster.
Software: Amiga Forever (Microsoft Windows)


type 11 description:
Microsoft Windows thumbnail database file format
The db file extension is associated with Microsoft Windows operating system. It contains thumbnail database. Thumbnail database is used to store thumbnail images for faster view of images in directory, because thumbnails are smaller and can be loaded faster then original images.
Software: FastStone Image Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Google Picasa (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Picture It! (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Microsoft Windows)
XnView (multiplatform software)


type 12 description:
Microsoft Works files
The DB file extension is associated with Microsoft Works, an office suite produced by Microsoft, which was offered as smaller, less expensive, and with fewer features than the Microsoft Office suite. Its core functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database.
Software: Microsoft Works (Microsoft Windows)


type 13 description:
Mozilla (Netscape) client certificate files
The DB file extension used by Netscape for saved client certificates.
Software: Netscape Navigator (multiplatform software)


 type 14 description:
Netscape cache files
Netscape cache file. FAT.DB
Software: Netscape Navigator (multiplatform software)


type 15 description:
Netscape security module database
File SECMOD.DB contains security data module database.
Software: Netscape Navigator (multiplatform software)


type 16 description:
Novell GroupWise address book database files
File extension db is associated with Novell GroupWise. GroupWise is a cross-platform collaborative software product from Novell, Inc. offering e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging and document management. File contains address book database. File extension .db is very often used for database file formats.
that open db files:
Novell GroupWise (multiplatform software)


type 17 description:
Oracle database 
The DB file extension is used for Oracle databases.
that open db files:
Oracle Database (multiplatform software)


 type 18 description:
Progress database 
The DB file extension is reported to be used for databases by some applications developed by Progress.


type 19 description:
Psion Series 3 database file
Psion PLC is a consumer hardware company which developed the Psion Organiser as well as a whole range of more advanced, clamshell-design Personal Digital Assistants. Psion today comprises one remaining operating division, the Canadian Psion Teklogix, having closed or disposed of all its previous operations. Although its actual operations are based in Canada, Psion itself is a British company.


type 20 description:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. X-Ray engine database files
The DB file suffix is associated with computer games based on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. X-Ray engine. File contains database.
Software: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Microsoft Windows)


type 21 description:
SmartWare Office pac file
File extension used by SmartWare.
that open db files:
SmartWare II (Microsoft Windows)


type 22 description:
Solid database files
Database file created by IBM SolidDb.
Software: SolidDb (multiplatform software)


type 23 description:
Solid Database file format
The db file extension is associated with SolidDB product family by IBM.
that open db files:
SolidDb (multiplatform software)


 type 24 description:
SQL Anywhere database
Database file used by SQL Anywhere.
that open db files:
SQL Anywhere (multiplatform software)


type 25 description:
Synopsys Design Compiler data file
File extension used by Synopsys Design Compiler.
that open db files:
Design Compiler (Microsoft Windows)


 type 26 description:
Various data files
Various data files used by Synopsys Design Compiler, dbVista, Smartware, XTreeGold.


type 27 description:
Windows XP thumbnail database
Thumbs.db files are stored in each directory that contains pictures or movies on Microsoft Windows NT versions prior to Vista. The file is created locally among the images, however, preventing system wide use of the data and creating additional data load on removable devices.Windows XP Media Center Edition also creates ehthumbs.db which holds previews of video files. Each thumbnail created in a directory is represented in this database file as a small JPEG file, regardless of the file’s original format.

The images are resized to a maximum of 96×96 pixels, or a proportional miniature of their original shape for non-square images, with 96 pixels on the longer side. Each folder with initiated thumbnail views (that is where they have displayed a Thumbnails or Filmstrip view in Windows Explorer) will have a Thumbs.db file. Folders with pictures also display previews on their icon when displayed in Thumbnail mode – the first four images in the folder at 40×40 pixels (or proportionally shaped), with a 1-pixel divider overlaid on a standard large folder icon. The Thumbs.db file is stored in OLE Compound Document format, the same format that many Microsoft Office products use.

Software: Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows)