MDE File Type

- The quick facts

What are MDE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MDE 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 MDE file?

The .mde file extension is most commonly associated with the Microsoft Access database application. When Microsoft Access is used to compile database modules and remove editable source codes, the resulting database file is stored in MDE format. These files allow users to perform operations within the database without allowing them to make any changes to the database objects or code.

The .mde file extension is also used for Tonline database files and ArchiCAD educational version module files.

How to open MDE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the MDE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MDE 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 MDE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 15, 2021

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MDE files. Remember, different programs may use MDE 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
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft AccessUser submitted
ArchiCADArchiCADUser submitted
MaximizerMaximizerUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
Microsoft Office Mondo - EnglishMicrosoft Office Mondo - EnglishUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
Maximizer 97isMaximizer 97isUser submitted
QXpressQXpressUser submitted
Softricity SoftGridSoftricity SoftGridUser submitted

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