GDBINDEXES File Extension

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ArcGIS Geodatabase Index

What is GDBINDEXES file?

Full format name of files that use GDBINDEXES extension is ArcGIS Geodatabase Index. Esri defined the ArcGIS Geodatabase Index format standard. GDBINDEXES files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with GDBINDEXES extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. The most popular software that supports GDBINDEXES files is ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS Desktop software was developed by Esri, and on its official website you may find more information about GDBINDEXES files or the ArcGIS Desktop software program.

Programs which support GDBINDEXES file extension

Programs that can handle GDBINDEXES files are as follows. Files with GDBINDEXES 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 GDBINDEXES file

How to open file with GDBINDEXES extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GDBINDEXES files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ArcGIS Geodatabase Index files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the ArcGIS Desktop

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GDBINDEXES files is that no program that can handle GDBINDEXES files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the ArcGIS Desktop developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GDBINDEXES files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ArcGIS Desktop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Esri website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ArcGIS Desktop

You still cannot access GDBINDEXES files although ArcGIS Desktop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of ArcGIS Desktop installed, it may not support GDBINDEXES format. The most recent version of ArcGIS Desktop is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ArcGIS Desktop to GDBINDEXES files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GDBINDEXES files with latest version of ArcGIS Desktop you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GDBINDEXES file
  • 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 ArcGIS Desktop installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GDBINDEXES 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 GDBINDEXES extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ArcGIS Desktop and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GDBINDEXES extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the GDBINDEXES 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 GDBINDEXES file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The GDBINDEXES 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 GDBINDEXES 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 GDBINDEXES file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the GDBINDEXES file’s structure is intact

If the GDBINDEXES file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with GDBINDEXES extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArcGIS Geodatabase Index file.

4. Check whether your system can handle ArcGIS Desktop

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

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 ArcGIS Geodatabase Index files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with GDBINDEXES files affecting older versions of given software.

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