CDB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CDB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CDB files.

What is a CDB file?

The .cdb (CardScan DataBase) file extension is commonly known to be used in files that constitute a special business database used as a reference by the CardScan contact management system (cms) solutions. CDB is a file extension for a database file used by Cardscan. Today, Cardscan is known as DYMO.

The Cardscan program is specialized in gathering contact information from business cards. The process is done through OCR (optical character recognition) technology. By scanning business cards either paper cards or electronic cards like vCards that is used by outlook, Cardscan search for all possible contact info and then save it in their database information gathered are formatted in .cdb format.

A .cdb file can be integrated with a CMS or with most Personal Information Management (PIM) software. The .cdb file extension is also associated with TCU Turbo C Utilities Main database files, conceptual model backup files (PowerDesigner) and Clipboard files databases.

How to open CDB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CDB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CDB

While we know of one file format using the .CDB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CDB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CDB files. Remember, different programs may use CDB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CardScanCardScanUser submitted
PhotoBasePhotoBaseUser submitted
Sage AccountingSage AccountingUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
CloozCloozUser submitted
BNA Fixed Assets DesktopProBNA Fixed Assets DesktopProUser submitted
PhotoSTORPhotoSTORUser submitted
The CARDThe CARDUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
CAPRCAPRUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CDB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!