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What are MDB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MDB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MDB files.

What is a MDB file?

MDB files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Access Database is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Access Database

MDB stands for Microsoft Database, and the Microsoft Access database creates them. These files contain database structures and data entries. The MDB files store information about data entry forms, database queries, stored procedures, reports, and security settings.

Microsoft Access is included with some Microsoft Office product packages and is only available for the Windows operating systems.

The .mdb file extension is only used by versions of Microsoft Access released before the 2007 release. Later versions of Microsoft Access use the .accdb file extension instead of the .mdb extension.

How to open MDB files

We have identified three MDB openers that are compatible with this specific type of MDB file.

Programs that open Microsoft Access Database files

Microsoft AccessMicrosoft AccessVerified
MDB AdminMDB AdminVerified
MDB Viewer PlusMDB Viewer PlusVerified

Last updated: April 25, 2024

All known file formats using extension .MDB

While Microsoft Access Database is a popular type of MDB-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MDB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Microsoft Professional ISAM Database

We know that one MDB format is Microsoft Professional ISAM Database. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TableauTableauUser submitted
Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted
EViewsEViewsUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
ContactKeeperContactKeeperUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
Z!Stream Launchpad GUIZ!Stream Launchpad GUIUser submitted

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