What is a .BDB File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .bdb extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .bdb file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .BDB file?

The file extension .BDB comes from Microsoft Works Database Backup File. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The file is a backup file.

What to know

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

How to open a .BDB file?

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

How to open a .BDB file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bdb file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Works software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BDB file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Works software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BDB file?

If you are still unable to open the .BDB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .BDB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bdc – Babylon, .bdc – West Point, .bdd – CARA, .bdf – Binary Data File, .bdf – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BDB file with the Microsoft Works program on Windows.