What is a .FDB File And How To Open It – Firebird Foundation (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .fdb extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .fdb file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FDB file?

The .FDB file extension is from Firebird Database File. The creator of this file extension is Firebird Foundation. The file is a database related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .FDB file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Firebird software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Firebird software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FDB file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 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 Firebird software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FDB file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FDB file

2. The second step is locating 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 Firebird 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 .FDB file on Linux

The .fdb file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FDB file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Firebird software 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 .FDB file?

If you are still unable to open the .FDB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FDB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fdb – Portfolio Catalog, .fdb – Microsoft, .fdb – Nova Development. 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 .FDB file with the Firebird program on Windows, Firebird program on Mac and Firebird software on Linux.