TDB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a TDB file?

The TDB file format is most commonly associated with the ACT! and Thumbs contact management system database applications. These TDB files contain the settings that determine how the contact management software runs and stores the information that is saved for each contact.

The .tdb file extension is also used for the database files that are created by the SlamDB database application and files that are created by the eBay Turbo Lister. The eBay Turbo Lister allows eBay sellers to upload their listings more quickly to the eBay website. The TDB files that are created by this software contain backup files for the eBay Turbo Lister.

How to open TDB 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 TDB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension TDB

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Toad for MySQL - FreewareToad for MySQL - FreewareUser submitted
QuickBooks Pro TimerQuickBooks Pro TimerUser submitted
SDLXSDLXUser submitted
RDM TDB Control EditorRDM TDB Control EditorUser submitted
Training Manager EnterpriseTraining Manager EnterpriseUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
L-Edit Layout EditorL-Edit Layout EditorUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
QuickBooks TimerQuickBooks TimerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TDB-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 TDB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!