GDB File - opening and understanding

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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GDB for different purposes.

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

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 viewers for this file format

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.

GVAStudentGVAStudentUser submitted
GVAAuthorGVAAuthorUser submitted
MapSourceMapSourceUser submitted
GvaMain ApplicationGvaMain ApplicationUser submitted
PoiEditPoiEditUser submitted
ITN ConverterITN ConverterUser submitted
GPS TrackMakerGPS TrackMakerUser submitted
HAANSOFT HWPHAANSOFT HWPUser submitted
Genbox Family HistoryGenbox Family HistoryUser submitted
BaseCampBaseCampUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GDB-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 GDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!