What is a .KDB File And How To Open It – KeePass Password Safe (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .kdb extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .kdb file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .KDB file?

The .KDB file extension comes from Keypass Database File. The development of this file was done by KeePass Password Safe. The file is a database related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .kdb file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .KDB file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the KeePass Password Safe software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is KeePass Password Safe.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .KDB 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 KeePass Password Safe software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .KDB file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .KDB 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 KeePassX software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .KDB file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .KDB 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: 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 KeePassX 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 .KDB file?

If you cannot open the .KDB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .KDB file.kdbx – KeePass Password Safe, .kdc – Kodak, .kdc – Kaspersky Lab, .kde – Kaspersky Labs, .kdenlive – KDE. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .KDB file with the KeePass Password Safe program on Windows, KeePassX program on Mac and KeePassX software on Linux.