IB File Extension

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InterBase Database
  • Developer
    Embarcadero Technologies
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  • Popularity
    3.1 (6 votes)

What is IB file?

IB filename suffix is mostly used for InterBase Database files. Embarcadero Technologies defined the InterBase Database format standard. Files with IB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with IB extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. The software recommended for managing IB files is InterBase. Software named InterBase was created by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IB file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IB files. IB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IB extension?

Being unable to open files with IB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IB 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 IB files.

Step 1. Get the InterBase

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IB files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install InterBase. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit InterBase website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of InterBase

You still cannot access IB files although InterBase is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of InterBase installed, it may not support IB format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using InterBase.

Step 3. Assign InterBase to IB files

If you have the latest version of InterBase installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IB on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IB extension, 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the IB file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IB file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The IB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the IB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the IB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the IB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the IB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the InterBase Database file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IB 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 InterBase Database files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IB files affecting older versions of given software.

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