What is a .ODB File And How To Open It – Apache Software Foundation (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .odb extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .odb file extension and how to open it.

What is a .ODB file?

The file extension .ODB stands for OpenDocument Database. This file extension was developed by Apache Software Foundation. The file has the zip format, and it is a database related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .ODB file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ODB file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Base and LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ODB 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 OpenOffice Base software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ODB file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Base, Planamesa NeoOffice and LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ODB 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Base software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ODB file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Base and LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ODB 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Base software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ODB file?

If you are still unable to open the .ODB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ODB file.odc – Microsoft, .odc – OASIS, .odex – Optimized Dalvik Executable, .odf – Apache Software Foundation, .odf – Activision. 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 .ODB file with the OpenOffice Base, LibreOffice programs on Windows, OpenOffice Base, Planamesa NeoOffice, LibreOffice programs on Mac and OpenOffice Base, LibreOffice software on Linux.