What is a .IDB File And How To Open It – Hex-Rays (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .idb extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .idb file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IDB file?

The .IDB file extension stands for IDA Database File. It was developed by Hex-Rays. The file has the binary format, and it is a database related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .IDB file?

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

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

To open the .idb file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Hex-Rays IDA software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Hex-Rays IDA.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IDB 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 Hex-Rays IDA software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .IDB file?

If you are still unable to open the .IDB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IDB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .idb – Microsoft. 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 .IDB file with the Hex-Rays IDA program on Windows.