THUMBSDB File Extension

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PixFiler Thumbnail Database

What is THUMBSDB file?

THUMBSDB filename suffix is mostly used for PixFiler Thumbnail Database files. BR Software defined the PixFiler Thumbnail Database format standard. Files with THUMBSDB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with THUMBSDB extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. The most popular software that supports THUMBSDB files is PixFiler. On the official website of BR Software developer not only will you find detailed information about thePixFiler software, but also about THUMBSDB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support THUMBSDB file extension

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

Programs that support THUMBSDB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with THUMBSDB extension?

Being unable to open files with THUMBSDB extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PixFiler Thumbnail Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with THUMBSDB files.

Step 1. Download and install PixFiler

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening THUMBSDB files is that no program that can handle THUMBSDB files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PixFiler and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PixFiler installed is by going to developer’s website (BR Software) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of PixFiler and update if needed

If you already have PixFiler installed on your systems and THUMBSDB 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 PixFiler installed, it may not support THUMBSDB 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 PixFiler.

Step 3. Associate PixFiler Thumbnail Database files with PixFiler

After installing PixFiler (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open THUMBSDB files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the THUMBSDB file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PixFiler installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open THUMBSDB files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the THUMBSDB file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with THUMBSDB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the THUMBSDB is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the THUMBSDB file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The THUMBSDB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the THUMBSDB 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. THUMBSDB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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 PixFiler

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

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