What is a .BACKUPDB File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .backupdb extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .backupdb file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BACKUPDB file?

The .BACKUPDB file extension is Time Machine Backup Folder. It was developed by Apple. The file is a backup file.

What to know

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

How to open a .BACKUPDB file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .BACKUPDB file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BACKUPDB file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .backupdb file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Time Machine software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BACKUPDB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Time Machine software that 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 .BACKUPDB file?

If you cannot open the .BACKUPDB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BACKUPDB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .backupinfo – Aroma1997, .bad – Microsoft, .bafl – Burnaware Technologies, .bak – Bookmarks Backup File, .bak – The Sage Group. 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 .BACKUPDB file with the Apple Time Machine program on Mac.