MDE File - opening and understanding

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

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

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

Suggest another file format using extension MDE

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

Various viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MDE-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 MDE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!