PDB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PDB file?

PDB stands for "Program Database". It is used in the C++ programming language. Files that contani the .pdb file extension are database files that store data in a structured format. The .pdb file extension is most commonly associated with PalmPilot personal devices. A variety of Palm OS applications use the .pdb file extension for their application programs.

Files that contain the .pdb file extension may include word processing documents, database files, image files and spreadsheets. There are other applications that also use the .pdb file extension as well. Some of these programs include Quicken, Pegasus and Microsoft Visual Studio.

How to open PDB 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 PDB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PDB

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
palmOne Quick InstallpalmOne Quick InstallUser submitted
Palm Quick InstallPalm Quick InstallUser submitted
Palm DesktopPalm DesktopUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
The Print Shop Premier EditionThe Print Shop Premier EditionUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
iSiloiSiloUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PDB-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 PDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!