DB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DB file?

Files with the .db extension normally contain generic database files. These files store data in tables and they are created by a variety of database applications.

The .db file extension is also associated with the Thumbnail database files that are created within in the Windows Operating System. The Oracle database is another application that is commonly used to create files with the .db extension.

DB files are usually hidden within the system directories on a user's computer. Because DB files are created by a wide variety of applications, the actual format of files within a file containing a .db extension may vary from one file to the next.

How to open DB 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 DB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DB

While we know of one file format using the .DB 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 .DB file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DB-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 DB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!