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KDB File Extension

Keypass Database Format
  • Developer
    KeePass Password Safe
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    3 (8 votes)

What is KDB file?

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 403 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.

Programs which support KDB file extension

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.

Programs that support KDB file

How to open file with KDB extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the KeePass Password Safe

Install software to open KDB file 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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of KeePass Password Safe

Update software that support file extension KDBIf 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with opening KDB files still occur even after installing KeePass Password Safe, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.

Step 3. Associate Keypass Database Format files with KeePass Password Safe

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.

Associate software with KDB file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the KDB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the KeePass Password Safe installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open KDB files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with KDB file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with KDB extension, 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with KDB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the KDB is not faulty

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.

Check KDB file for viruses
1. The KDB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

4. Check whether your system can handle KeePass Password Safe

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.

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

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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