DB File Type

- The quick facts

What are DB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DB file?

DB files have multiple uses, and Database is one of them.

Database File

Files with the .db extension typically contain generic database files. These files store data in tables, and various database applications create them.

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

Because a wide variety of applications create DB files, the format of files within a file containing a .db extension may vary from one file to the next. Use the File.org File Analyzer to find out exactly what type of DB file you have.

How to open DB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

VoidTools Everything Index File

We know that one DB format is VoidTools Everything Index File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

DB opener for Windows

We have identified one DB opener that is compatible with this specific type of DB file.


More file formats using the DB extension

Through our research of DB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Berkeley DB
  • Checkup Data Base
  • DataBase Professional Database File
  • DIGIBooster Audio File
  • Everything Data Base
  • LiteDB Database File
  • Nutshell Database File
  • Palm Zire Photo Database File
  • Panasonic TV Channel Database File
  • ThinManager Configuration File
  • Twist Database File
  • Whatsapp Messages Database File (Symbian)
  • Windows Thumbnail Database File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

ParadoxParadoxUser submitted
Mechanical APDL ProductMechanical APDL ProductUser submitted
TkTkUser submitted
Wrapper ApplicationWrapper ApplicationUser submitted
Visual dBASEVisual dBASEUser submitted
SQLite2009 Pro Enterprise ManagerSQLite2009 Pro Enterprise ManagerUser submitted
LitaLitaUser submitted
Database Tour ProDatabase Tour ProUser submitted
dBASE PLUSdBASE PLUSUser submitted
Database TourDatabase TourUser submitted

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