SDB File Type- The quick facts
What are SDB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SDB 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 SDB file?
SDB files have multiple uses, and Windows Application Compatibility (Shim) Database is one of them.
Windows Application Compatibility (Shim) Database
These files are Windows System Database files, and you usually find them located in sub-folders of the C:\Windows\ folder.
The SDB files are used by the Windows Compatibility Administrator tool and include prepackaged fixes that provide an easy way to fix a program that may not run correctly under Windows.
How to open SDB files
Important: Different programs may use files with the SDB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SDB 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 SDB openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 8, 2022
More file formats using the SDB extensionThrough our research of SDB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
Pegasus SPS Encoded Audio
SuperMap World - AvisMap GIS Database
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
|Sage Accounting||User submitted|
|Art Explosion Publisher Pro||User submitted|
|Simply Accounting by Sage||User submitted|
|Sage Simply Accounting||User submitted|
|KnowItAll Informatics System||User submitted|
|SolarWinds Toolset||User submitted|
|SQLite2009 Pro Enterprise Manager||User submitted|
|Simply Accounting||User submitted|
|Simply Accounting Pro||User submitted|