DBP File Extension

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Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ Database Project
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    Microsoft Corporation
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    5 (1 votes)

What is DBP file?

DBP is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ Database Project files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ Database Project format standard. DBP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. DBP file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1057 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Visual Studio supports DBP files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about DBP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DBP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DBP files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. DBP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DBP file

How to open file with DBP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DBP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DBP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DBP files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DBP files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the recommended programs (for example, Windows Notepad, Nvu, NotePad++ text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Visual Studio installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Visual Studio and update if needed

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and DBP 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 Visual Studio installed, it may not support DBP format. The most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Visual Studio to DBP files

After installing Microsoft Visual Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DBP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DBP 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 Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DBP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DBP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DBP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DBP is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DBP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the DBP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DBP file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DBP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DBP 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 DBP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ Database Project file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ Database Project file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DBP files.

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