DB9 File Extension

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game
  • Developer
    GSC Game World
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What is DB9 file?

DB9 is a file extension commonly associated with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game files. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game format was developed by GSC Game World. DB9 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DB9 file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1248 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor software for managing DB9 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support DB9 file extension

The following listing features DB9-compatible programs. Files with DB9 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DB9 file

How to open file with DB9 extension?

Being unable to open files with DB9 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DB9 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DB9 files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor or different compatible program, such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DB9 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor to the latest version

If the problems with opening DB9 files still occur even after installing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor cannot handle files with DB9 may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor.

Step 3. Assign S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor to DB9 files

After installing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DB9 files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DB9 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DB9 files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DB9 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DB9 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DB9 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DB9 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The DB9 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DB9 file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the DB9 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DB9 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the DB9 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DB9 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DB9 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DB9 files.

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