.PDB File Extension

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

What is a PDB file?

Pdb file extension has Protein Data Bank file type, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Generated using the Protein Data Bank (PDB) format, the file is used for saving three-dimensional coordinates, which describe the structure of atoms inside a chemical compound. 

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

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Developer:
N/A
File Type:
Protein Data Bank File
Category:
Data Files
Format:
Text

How to open PDB file?

Double click the pdb 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 .pdb 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 pdb 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 pdb 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 PDB files

  • Windows Windows
    • Avogadro Avogadro
    • Jmol Jmol
    • RasMol RasMol
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet Microsoft Internet Explorer with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
    • Agile Molecule Abalone Agile Molecule Abalone
    • Agile Molecule Ascalaph Agile Molecule Ascalaph
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Avogadro Avogadro
    • Jmol Jmol
    • Apple Safari with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet Apple Safari with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
  • Linux Linux
    • Avogadro Avogadro
    • Jmol Jmol
    • RasMol RasMol
    • Mozilla Firefox with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet Mozilla Firefox with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
  • Web Web
    • Animated Physics Animated Physics
    • QuickPDB QuickPDB

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

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