Full format name of files that use DB$ extension is DBASE Temporary. dataBased Intelligence, Inc. defined the DBASE Temporary format standard. DB$ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DB$ file belongs to the Various Files category just like 3591 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports DB$ files is dBASE. On the official website of dataBased Intelligence, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about thedBASE software, but also about DB$ and other supported file formats.
The following listing features DB$-compatible programs. Files with DB$ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DB$ files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DB$ extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DB$ files.
Problems with opening and working with DB$ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DB$ files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download dBASE and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DB$ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading dBASE installed is by going to developer’s website (dataBased Intelligence, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening DB$ files still occur even after installing dBASE, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of dBASE is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DB$ files are not compatible with dBASE. The latest version of dBASE should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of dBASE installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DB$ on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DB$ file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the DB$ is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DB$ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the DB$ file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with DB$ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DBASE Temporary file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DB$ files. Close all running programs and try opening the DB$ file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DBASE Temporary files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DB$ files.
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