DBK File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DBK file?

Files that contain the .dbk file extension are compressed backup files that have been created for certain Sony Ericsson mobile phones. These DBK files are created by the Sony Ericsson PC Suite, which is a data management application for Sony Ericsson mobile devices that a user can install on his or her PC.

The DBK files that are used by the mobile phones contain backup copies of information that has been stored on the phone, such as the user's contact details.

The .dbk file extension is also used for dBase software application. These DBK files contain the backup files that are saved by the dBase application.

How to open DBK 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 DBK for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DBK

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

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