EDB File - opening and understanding

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

What is an EDB file?

Files that contani the .edb file extension are most commonly used by mailbox data files that have been saved by the Microsoft Exchange Server.

EDB is an acronym for Exchange Database. The EDB files are exchange database files that store in-process and non-SMTP messages. These files are formatted using the b-tree structure. Each EDB file has a corresponding STM file which contains the actual SMTP messages.

Adobe Photoshop also uses the .edb file extension. In the PhotoShop application, the .edb file suffix is used for extended digital books that have been created with the application.

The ACT! email also uses the .edb file extension. These EDB files contain email data files that are used by the softwarend ACT! email data files.

How to open EDB 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 EDB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension EDB

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of EDB files. Remember, different programs may use EDB 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 EDB-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 EDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!