MWB File Extension

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MySQL Workbench Document

What is MWB file?

This file extension links to the database development tool called MySQL Workbench. .MWB file allows you to save your database progress while you are still working on it. In addition, it also determines the essential parts of the database, like privileges and tables. Files with .MWB extension save a database design which you create by using MySQL Workbench. 

Programs which support MWB file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support MWB files. Files with MWB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support MWB file

How to open file with MWB extension?

Being unable to open files with MWB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with MWB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install MySQL Workbench software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MWB files is that no program that can handle MWB files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download MySQL Workbench and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download MySQL Workbench installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Oracle Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update MySQL Workbench to the latest version

If you already have MySQL Workbench installed on your systems and MWB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 MySQL Workbench installed, it may not support MWB 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 MySQL Workbench.

Step 3. Associate MySQL Workbench Document files with MySQL Workbench

If you have the latest version of MySQL Workbench installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MWB 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MWB file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where MySQL Workbench is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MWB files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MWB file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select MySQL Workbench and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MWB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the MWB 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 MWB file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the MWB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MWB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the MWB 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. If the MWB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 MySQL Workbench Document file again.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with MySQL Workbench Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MWB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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