What is a .TBD File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .tbd 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. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tbd file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TBD file?

The .TBD file extension stands for Apple Xcode Text-based Definition File. This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .TBD file?

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

How to open a .TBD file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TBD 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 Apple Xcode software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TBD file?

If you are still unable to open the .TBD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TBD file.tbd – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .TBD file with the Apple Xcode program on Mac.