DB4 File Extension

DB4 file icon
Paychex Payroll Database
  • Developer
    Elevate Software, Inc.
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    4 (1 votes)

What is DB4 file?

DB4 is a file extension commonly associated with Paychex Payroll Database files. Elevate Software, Inc. defined the Paychex Payroll Database format standard. DB4 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DB4 file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. DBISAM supports DB4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named DBISAM was created by Elevate Software, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DB4 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DB4 file extension

Programs that can handle DB4 files are as follows. Files with DB4 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.

Programs that support DB4 file

How to open file with DB4 extension?

Problems with accessing DB4 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Paychex Payroll Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DB4 files.

Step 1. Download and install DBISAM

Problems with opening and working with DB4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DB4 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DBISAM or different compatible program, such as Payroll. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DBISAM installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Elevate Software, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update DBISAM to the latest version

If the problems with opening DB4 files still occur even after installing DBISAM, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DBISAM is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of DBISAM installed, it may not support DB4 format. The latest version of DBISAM should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Paychex Payroll Database files with DBISAM

After installing DBISAM (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DB4 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the DB4 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DBISAM is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DB4 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DB4 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DB4 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DB4 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DB4 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DB4 file for viruses or malware

If the DB4 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DB4 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DB4 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DB4 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 DB4 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Paychex Payroll Database file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle DBISAM

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DB4 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Paychex Payroll Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DB4 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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