Opening DB files

Have a problem opening a .DB file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what DB files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .DB file type?

The DB file extension is associated with databases - this file type is commonly used for organization and storage of information in a structured format. It doesn't belong to some specific software - there are many different database applications and programs using this generic file format for recording their data collections. That's why the actual format of the file's content may vary.

Windows users can find a file with the .db extension in a folder containing images or videos. The DB file is used to store thumbnail images for folders with multimedia content - since thumbnails have a small size, they can be loaded much faster than the original images. DB files significantly speed up navigation around folders full of images and movies.

Files with the .db extension can be opened, modified or converted into other formats with the help of database software applications available online. However, since some system .db files may be marked as "hidden" within the directories, it may be necessary to change folder settings to access them.

Software to open or convert DB files

You can open DB files with the following programs: 

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