.SDB File Extension

File Type:
Custom Application Compatibility Database

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

What is a SDB file?

Sdb file extension has Custom Application Compatibility Database file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Database file is used for storing additional Windows registry data. It allows patching the registry in order to ensure its compatibility with newly installed programs.

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

sdb file icon
File Type:
Custom Application Compatibility Database
System Files

How to open SDB file?

Double click the sdb 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 .sdb 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 sdb 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 sdb 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 SDB files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Compatibility Database Installer Tool Microsoft Compatibility Database Installer Tool

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

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