GDB File Type- The quick facts
What are GDB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GDB 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 GDB file?
Files that contain the .gdb file extension are most commonly associated with the Borland InterBase database application.
The .gbd file extension is assigned to databases that have been created with the InterBase program prior to the 7.0 version of the software. InterBase 7.0 and later save these files with the .ib file extension rather than the .gdb file extension.
The ACT! software application also uses the .gdb file suffix. These files contain group data files that have been created by the program.
The Firebird software program and the Garmin MapSource application also use the .gbd file suffix for waypoint database files.
How to open GDB files
Important: Different programs may use files with the GDB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GDB 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 GDB openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 13, 2020
Suggest another file format using extension GDB
While we know of one file format using the .GDB 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 .GDB file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GDB files. Remember, different programs may use GDB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.