What is a .ACCDB File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .accdb extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .accdb file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ACCDB file?

The .ACCDB file extension is from Access 2007 Database File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This file belongs to the zip format and it is a database related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .accdb file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ACCDB file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ACCDB file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ACCDB file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .accdb file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MDB Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MDB Viewer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ACCDB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MDB Viewer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ACCDB file?

If you cannot open the .ACCDB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ACCDB file.accdc – Microsoft, .accde – Microsoft, .accdr – Microsoft, .accdt – Microsoft, .accdu – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ACCDB file with the MDB Viewer program on Mac.