.BACKUPDB File Extension

File Type:
Time Machine Backup Folder

Having trouble opening .backupdb extension? Don't panic! This page explains what backupdb files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open backupdb files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BACKUPDB file?

Backupdb file extension has Time Machine Backup Folder file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

Apple Time Machine is a backup tool that comes with Mac OS X 10.5. The backup folders it creates have this extension attached to them. In most cases, software creates one single folder ("Backups.backupdb") on the backup drive. It is not advised to modify it as the program may use that folder for saving additional backups. The safest course of action is to use Apple Time Machine to manage your backups and restore files.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

backupdb file icon
File Type:
Time Machine Backup Folder
Backup Files

How to open BACKUPDB file?

Double click the backupdb file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .backupdb extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the backupdb extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the backupdb file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BACKUPDB files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Time Machine Apple Time Machine

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the backupdb file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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