DSDB File Extension

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ANSYS CFX Simulation Database
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    ANSYS Inc.
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What is DSDB file?

DSDB filename suffix is mostly used for ANSYS CFX Simulation Database files. ANSYS Inc. defined the ANSYS CFX Simulation Database format standard. DSDB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DSDB file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The software recommended for managing DSDB files is ANSYS CFX. ANSYS CFX software was developed by ANSYS Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about DSDB files or the ANSYS CFX software program.

Programs which support DSDB file extension

Programs that can handle DSDB files are as follows. DSDB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DSDB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DSDB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DSDB files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DSDB 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 ANSYS CFX software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DSDB files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the ANSYS CFX developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 ANSYS CFX installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ANSYS Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ANSYS CFX

If you already have ANSYS CFX installed on your systems and DSDB 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. The reason that ANSYS CFX cannot handle files with DSDB may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of ANSYS CFX is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DSDB files to ANSYS CFX

After installing ANSYS CFX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DSDB files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DSDB file and choose 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 ANSYS CFX is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DSDB files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DSDB file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DSDB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DSDB file is complete and free of 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 DSDB file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DSDB file for viruses or malware

If the DSDB 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 scanner detected that the DSDB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic DSDB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 DSDB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ANSYS CFX Simulation Database file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle ANSYS CFX

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ANSYS CFX Simulation Database files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DSDB files.

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