What is a .DB File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .db extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .db file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DB file?

The .DB file extension is from Mobile Device Database File. The format of this database related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .db file on 3 platforms.

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)

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

1. The first step is to download the SQLite software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use SQLite software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DB 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 right click on your file and choose “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 SQLite software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DB file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .db file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the SQLite software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: SQLite.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the SQLite software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DB file on Linux

To open the .db file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the SQLite software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is SQLite.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SQLite software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

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 – Microsoft, .db – Tencent, .db – Skype, .db – GSC Game World. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DB file with the SQLite program on Windows, SQLite program on Mac and SQLite software on Linux.