Opening CDB files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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