KDB filename suffix is mostly used for Keypass Database Format files. KeePass Password Safe defined the Keypass Database Format format standard. KDB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. KDB file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Users are advised to use KeePass Password Safe software for managing KDB files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. KeePass Password Safe software was developed by Dominik Reichl, and on its official website you may find more information about KDB files or the KeePass Password Safe software program.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support KDB files. Files with KDB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening KDB files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with KDB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with KDB files.
Problems with opening and working with KDB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with KDB files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing KeePass Password Safe or different compatible program, such as KeePassX. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit KeePass Password Safe website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening KDB files still occur even after installing KeePass Password Safe, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of KeePass Password Safe is available. 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 KeePass Password Safe installed, it may not support KDB format. The latest version of KeePass Password Safe should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate KDB files with latest version of KeePass Password Safe you have installed 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.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the KDB file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the KDB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the KDB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the KDB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the KDB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Keypass Database Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support KDB files. Close all running programs and try opening the KDB file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Keypass Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with KDB files affecting older versions of given software.
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