What is a .ERD File And How To Open It – DBeaver Community (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .erd extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .erd file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ERD file?

The .ERD file extension is Entity Relation Diagram. The developer of this file extension is DBeaver Community. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .ERD file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ERD file on your operating system/device.

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

The .erd file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the DBeaver software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: DBeaver.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ERD 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the DBeaver software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ERD file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ERD 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: 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 DBeaver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ERD file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

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

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .ERD file?

If you are still unable to open the .ERD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ERD file.erd – UMTRI. 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 .ERD file with the DBeaver program on Windows, DBeaver program on Mac and DBeaver software on Linux.