FDB File Extension

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Database Format

What is FDB file?

FDB file extension is used with database files native to Firebird software, a utility designed for SQL database administration on Windows, Unix, macOS (OS X) and Linux operating systems.

FDB files are used for storing Firebird database files. They contain data such as sets logically related database records that are further combined into common record pool.

Programs which support FDB file extension

The following listing features FDB-compatible programs. Files with FDB 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 FDB file

Updated: 12/25/2019

How to open file with FDB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FDB files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with FDB 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 FDB files.

Step 1. Get the Visual FoxPro

Problems with opening and working with FDB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FDB files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Visual FoxPro or one to the listed programs: Full Convert Enterprise. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FDB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Visual FoxPro 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 Visual FoxPro and update if needed

If you already have Visual FoxPro installed on your systems and FDB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why FDB files are not compatible with Visual FoxPro. The most recent version of Visual FoxPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Visual FoxPro to FDB files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FDB files with latest version of Visual FoxPro you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the FDB file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Visual FoxPro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FDB files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FDB file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FDB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the FDB is not faulty

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

1. Check the FDB file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FDB 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. FDB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic FDB 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. If the FDB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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 Database Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Visual FoxPro

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Database Format files. It may be the case that the FDB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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