VBD File Extension

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Visual Basic ActiveX Document
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What is VBD file?

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.

Programs which support VBD file extension

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.

Programs that support VBD file

How to open file with VBD extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Web browser

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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Web browser

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.

Step 3. Associate Visual Basic ActiveX Document files with Web browser

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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the VBD file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Web browser installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open VBD files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected VBD file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with VBD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the VBD is not faulty

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.

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

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Web browser

If the systems has insufficient resources to open VBD 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 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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