What is a .DB File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .db extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .db file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .DB file?

The file extension .DB stands for Windows Thumbnail Cache. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

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

How to open a .DB file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .DB file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DB 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DB file?

If you are still unable to open the .DB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DB file.db – Mobile Device Database File, .db – Tencent, .db – Skype, .db – GSC Game World. 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 .DB file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.