SDB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SDB file?

Files that contain the .sdb file extension usually store Windows registry database files. These files contain registry patch information that make the Windows registry compatible with newer versions of the applications that have been installed on a user's computer. These SDB files can be installed on an individual computer or on an entire network.

The .sdb file extension is also used by the OpenOffice Base database application. When the OpenOffice and StarOffice database programs creates a database file, the database is given the .sdb file suffix. These applications were created as a free alternative to the costly Microsoft Access database software.

How to open SDB 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 SDB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SDB

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

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SQLite2009 Pro Enterprise ManagerSQLite2009 Pro Enterprise ManagerUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SDB-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 SDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!