FFS_DB File Extension

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FreeFileSync Database
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What is FFS_DB file?

FFS_DB is a file extension commonly associated with FreeFileSync Database files. FreeFileSync Database format was developed by SourceForge.net. FFS_DB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with FFS_DB extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 359 various file formats. The software recommended for managing FFS_DB files is FreeFileSync. FreeFileSync software was developed by SourceForge.net, and on its official website you may find more information about FFS_DB files or the FreeFileSync software program.

Programs which support FFS_DB file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support FFS_DB files. Files with FFS_DB 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 FFS_DB file

How to open file with FFS_DB extension?

Problems with accessing FFS_DB may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to FreeFileSync Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install FreeFileSync

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FFS_DB files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download FreeFileSync and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit FreeFileSync website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of FreeFileSync and update if needed

You still cannot access FFS_DB files although FreeFileSync is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that FreeFileSync cannot handle files with FFS_DB 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 FreeFileSync.

Step 3. Assign FreeFileSync to FFS_DB files

If you have the latest version of FreeFileSync installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FFS_DB on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FFS_DB 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 FreeFileSync installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FFS_DB files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FFS_DB 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FFS_DB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the FFS_DB is not faulty

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 FFS_DB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the FFS_DB file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FFS_DB 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 FFS_DB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FreeFileSync Database file.

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with FreeFileSync Database file. It may be the case that the FFS_DB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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