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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .kdbx extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .kdbx file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .KDBX file?

The .KDBX file extension is KeePass Password Database. It was developed by KeePass Password Safe. The file has the binary format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .KDBX file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is 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 .KDBX 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the KeePass Password Safe software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .KDBX file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .KDBX 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the KeePass Password Safe software that 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 .KDBX file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .kdbx file on Linux.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .KDBX 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, 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 KeePass Password Safe 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 .KDBX file?

If you are still unable to open the .KDBX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .KDBX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .kdc – Kodak, .kdc – Kaspersky Lab, .kde – Kaspersky Labs, .kdenlive – KDE, .kdevdlg – Free Software Foundation. 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 .KDBX file with the KeePass Password Safe program on Windows, KeePass Password Safe program on Mac and KeePass Password Safe software on Linux.