MDBfile extension

Microsoft Access Database

Have trouble opening the .mdb extension? Don't panic! This page explains mdb files and suggests programs you may use to open mdb files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is MDB file?

A file with the MDB extension is a Microsoft Access database file, which means Microsoft Database. This is the default database file format used in MS Access 2003 and earlier versions, while newer versions of Access use the ACCDB format. MDB files contain database queries, tables, and much more that can be used to link and store data from other files, such as XML and HTML, and applications, such as Excel and SharePoint.

More information

If you cannot open an MDB file using MS Access, it may mean that it belongs to another software utility — Avid media composer. In this case, the MDB format is an indexed database file that contains structured information about media files. The purpose of such a file is to keep updates up to date. MDB files are generated automatically and located in the media content's directories. If the user deletes them, the system will generate them again.


How to open MDB file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the mdb extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the mdb file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the mdb file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open MDB files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your mdb file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.