BACKUPDB file format description

Many people share .backupdb files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .backupdb file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .backupdb files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.backupdb - Time Machine Backup Folder

The BACKUPDB data files are related to Mac OS X. The BACKUPDB file is a Time Machine Backup Folder. Time Machine is a backup software application distributed as part of Mac OS X operating system developed by Apple.

Mac OS X
Data files
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Time Machine Backup Folder related extensions:
Marshal Data Migration Model
Maple Internal Format File
SmartWare HYP Dictionary Data
NI Maschine v1 Group Data
Learning Score Data
Food Data Exchange File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .backupdb file extension. Even harmful programs can create .backupdb files. Be especially cautious with .backupdb files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .backupdb file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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