BDB is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Works Database Backup Format files. Microsoft defined the Microsoft Works Database Backup Format format standard. BDB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with BDB extension are categorized as Backup Files files. The Backup Files subset comprises 174 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Works software for managing BDB files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Microsoft Works was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and BDB files, check the developer’s official website.
Programs that can handle BDB files are as follows. Files with BDB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with BDB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with BDB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with BDB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BDB files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Works or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Access) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Works installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Works installed on your systems and BDB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Works installed, it may not support BDB format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Works.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BDB files with latest version of Microsoft Works you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BDB file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BDB file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the BDB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. BDB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic BDB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with BDB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BDB extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Works Database Backup Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BDB files.
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