MCDB File Extension

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Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database
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    Adobe Systems Incorporated
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    5 (1 votes)

What is MCDB file?

MCDB filename suffix is mostly used for Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database files. Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. MCDB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with MCDB extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 343 various file formats. The most popular program for handling MCDB files is Adobe Premiere Elements, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Adobe Premiere Elements software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about MCDB files or the Adobe Premiere Elements software program.

Programs which support MCDB file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MCDB files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. MCDB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support MCDB file

How to open file with MCDB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MCDB files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MCDB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Premiere Elements

Problems with opening and working with MCDB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MCDB files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Premiere Elements or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Premiere Pro) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MCDB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe Premiere Elements installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements

If the problems with opening MCDB files still occur even after installing Adobe Premiere Elements, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Premiere Elements is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe Premiere Elements installed, it may not support MCDB format. The most recent version of Adobe Premiere Elements is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database files with Adobe Premiere Elements

After installing Adobe Premiere Elements (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MCDB files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the MCDB file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe Premiere Elements is installed, check the Always use this app to open MCDB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MCDB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MCDB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the MCDB is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MCDB file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the MCDB in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the MCDB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. MCDB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the MCDB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 MCDB 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Premiere Elements

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MCDB files. Close all running programs and try opening the MCDB file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Adobe Premiere Pro Media Cache Database files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MCDB files.

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