.BDB File Extension

File Type:
Microsoft Works Database Backup File

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

What is a BDB file?

Bdb file extension has Microsoft Works Database Backup file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

Microsoft Works creates database (.WDB files) backups and marks them with the .BDB extension. These files are created automatically by software to restore the information when the database files are lost or corrupted. In order to open a BDB file correctly, you will have to change its extension to ".wdb." Microsoft Works software has been retired and no longer developed.    

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

bdb file icon
File Type:
Microsoft Works Database Backup File
Backup Files

How to open BDB file?

Double click the bdb 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 .bdb 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 bdb 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bdb 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 BDB files

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 bdb file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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