Full format name of files that use VBD extension is Visual Basic ActiveX Document. Visual Basic ActiveX Document specification was created by Microsoft. VBD files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. VBD file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling VBD files is Web browser, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with VBD files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with VBD 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.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening VBD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with VBD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with VBD files.
Problems with opening and working with VBD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with VBD files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Web browser or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support VBD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Web browser installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening VBD files still occur even after installing Web browser, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Web browser is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why VBD files are not compatible with Web browser. The latest version of Web browser should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Web browser (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open VBD files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the VBD file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the VBD 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. If the scanner detected that the VBD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the VBD 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. When downloading the file with VBD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open VBD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Visual Basic ActiveX Document 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 VBD files affecting older versions of given software.
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