ODB File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ODB file?

The .odb file extension is most commonly associated with the OpenOffice database application. OpenOffice OpenDocument database files contain XML-based database information that can be used across multiple database software programs. This file standard was created as an alternative to traditional office database applications, such as Microsoft Access.

The .odb file extension is also used for ArcView object database ASCII files, ABAQUS files, Abaqus/CAE binary output files, Psion Organizer data files and LZ diary files.

How to open ODB 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 ODB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension ODB

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
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BrOffice.org BaseBrOffice.org BaseUser submitted
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OpenOffice.ux.pl BaseOpenOffice.ux.pl BaseUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ODB-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 ODB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!