WMDB File Extension

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Windows Media Database Format

What is WMDB file?

WMDB is a file extension commonly associated with Windows Media Database Format files. Windows Media Database Format specification was created by Microsoft. WMDB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. WMDB file belongs to the Database Files category just like 343 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing WMDB files is Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about WMDB files or the Windows Media Player software program.

Programs which support WMDB file extension

Programs that can handle WMDB files are as follows. Files with WMDB 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 WMDB file

How to open file with WMDB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WMDB files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with WMDB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Windows Media Player software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports WMDB files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Windows Media Player and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WMDB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Check the version of Windows Media Player and update if needed

You still cannot access WMDB files although Windows Media Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Windows Media Player installed, it may not support WMDB 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 Windows Media Player.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WMDB files to Windows Media Player

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WMDB files with latest version of Windows Media Player you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the WMDB file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Windows Media Player is installed, check the Always use this app to open WMDB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WMDB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with WMDB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the WMDB is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper WMDB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the WMDB file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the WMDB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the WMDB file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with WMDB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Windows Media Database Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Player

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Media Database Format 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 WMDB files.

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