MPDB File Extension

MPDB file icon
Windows Media Player Database
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is MPDB file?

Full format name of files that use MPDB extension is Windows Media Player Database. Windows Media Player Database specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. Files with MPDB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. MPDB file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing MPDB files is Windows Media Player. Software named Windows Media Player was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MPDB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MPDB file extension

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

Programs that support MPDB file

How to open file with MPDB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MPDB files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MPDB 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 MPDB files.

Step 1. Install Windows Media Player software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MPDB files is that no program that can handle MPDB files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Windows Media Player. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Windows Media Player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Windows Media Player

If you already have Windows Media Player installed on your systems and MPDB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Windows Media Player cannot handle files with MPDB may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Media Player.

Step 3. Associate Windows Media Player Database files with Windows Media Player

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MPDB files with latest version of Windows Media Player you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MPDB file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Windows Media Player is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MPDB files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MPDB file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Windows Media Player and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MPDB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the MPDB for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MPDB file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the MPDB file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the MPDB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the MPDB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the MPDB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with MPDB extension is complete and error-free

If the MPDB file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with MPDB 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 Windows Media Player Database file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Player

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Media Player Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MPDB files.

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