CDB file format description

Many people often share .cdb files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cdb files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cdb files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cdb files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cdb file format.

9 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cdb - Pocket Access Document

The CDB document files are related to Microsoft ActiveSync. The CDB file is a Pocket Access Document. Pocket Access is a simplified, stripped down version of MS Office Access, it is a PocketPC application. ActiveSync 4.x with a Windows Mobile 5.0+ device does not support converting Access tables to Pocket Access (CDB) format.

Application:Microsoft ActiveSync
Category:Document files
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Pocket Access Document related extensions:

  • vthought Visual Thought Diagram
  • qht QuickTime HTML
  • lbz Leibniz Document
  • dox MultiMate Document
  • pdfvt PDF/VT Document
  • kdf Kinko's Document Format File

.cdb - Sybase PowerDesigner Conceptual Data Model Backup

The CDB data files are related to SAP Sybase PowerDesigner. The CDB file is a Sybase PowerDesigner Conceptual Data Model Backup. SAP Sybase PowerDesigner is a business process / data modeling software and metadata management solution for data architecture, information architecture and enterprise architecture. A conceptual data model (CDM) helps you analyze the conceptual structure of an information system, to identify the principal entities to be represented, their attributes, and the relationships between them.

Application:SAP Sybase PowerDesigner
Category:Data files
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Sybase PowerDesigner Conceptual Data Model Backup related extensions:

  • imp Adobe Audition Convolution Effect Data
  • layx PTV VISSIM Vehicle Network Data
  • obx IBM Rational XDE Object File
  • yct YahELite Chat Transcript Data
  • pvw Pronto for Windows Data View
  • cix IBM Rational XDE Collaboration Instance File

.cdb - µVision Device Database

The CDB development files are related to µVision. The CDB file is a µVision Device Database. µVision is a window-based software development platform that combines a robust and modern editor with a project manager and make facility tool.

Category:Development files
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µVision Device Database related extensions:

  • bt Crestron SIMPL Boot Data
  • chr CryENGINE Character Data
  • fbl5 FinalBuilder Project Log
  • xsym CodeWarrior xSYM File
  • tok Borland C++ External Tokens File
  • pn Pinecone Source Code

.cdb - CardScan Contacts Database

The CDB data files are related to CardScan. The CDB file is a CardScan Contacts Database. CardScan is a software and scanning system that allows you to scan your business cards. The CardScan seems to be no longer supported.

Category:Data files
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CardScan Contacts Database related extensions:

  • opq Eschalon: Book I Game Data
  • wll Renault R-Link Update Data
  • lib Cadence OrCAD Library Data
  • mvm MAGIX PhotoStory Slideshow
  • wrt WhistlerMap Waypoints Data
  • azs AirZip FileSECURE AZS File

.cdb - FreeOTFE Key Data

The CDB data files are related to FreeOTFE. The CDB file is a FreeOTFE Key Data. FreeOTFE is a discontinued open source computer program for on-the-fly disk encryption

Category:Data files
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FreeOTFE Key Data related extensions:

  • apvolume Apple Photos Volume Data
  • bidule Bidule Layout Data
  • eva WRAP Evaporation EV Records Data
  • fdb Navision Financials Database
  • cht IBM SPSS Template Data
  • texb Playground OSS Texture Data

.cdb - Symbian OS Phonebook Data

The CDB data files are related to SymbianOS. The CDB file is a Symbian OS Phonebook Data. Symbian is a discontinued mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones The SymbianOS seems to be no longer supported.

Category:Data files
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Symbian OS Phonebook Data related extensions:

  • aif Symbian OS Application Information
  • arc Symbian OS Backup Archive
  • fil Symbian OS Application Logo
  • fpsx Symbian OS Firmware Update
  • mdl Symbian OS MIME Type Library
  • ndu SymbianOS Backup Data

.cdb - Giza Specifier Design Data

The CDB data files are related to Giza. The CDB file is a Giza Specifier Design Data. Giza is a 3D office design suite for Microsoft Windows.

Category:Data files
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Giza Specifier Design Data related extensions:

  • cbk Giza Specifier Drawing Backup
  • cda Giza Specifier Typical Data
  • cmp Giza Specifier Color Map
  • gsp Giza Specifier Project
  • gst Giza Specifier Template
  • hdl Giza Specifier HDL Data

.cdb - Borland Turbo C Main Database

The CDB development files are related to Borland Turbo C. The CDB file is a Borland Turbo C Main Database. Borland Turbo C is a C compiler that was developed by Borland with an integrated IDE. The Borland Turbo C seems to be no longer supported.

Application:Borland Turbo C
Category:Development files
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Aliases:fo1, fo2, tb2

Borland Turbo C Main Database related extensions:

  • wx WinDev External Configuration Data
  • slackbuild Slackware Linux Build Script
  • nmk NMake Makefile
  • tfp ProWorx NXT Full Page Data File
  • cu CUDA Source Code
  • cpj CUDA Project

.cdb - Autodesk PartMaker Cycle Database

The CDB data files are related to Autodesk PartMaker. The CDB file is an Autodesk PartMaker Cycle Database. Autodesk PartMaker is a production-oriented CAM solution for manufacturing complex, high-precision parts with Swiss-type lathes, CNC mills, wire EDMs, and Turn-Mill centers.

Application:Autodesk PartMaker
Category:Data files
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Autodesk PartMaker Cycle Database related extensions:

  • qif Quicken Interchange Format Data
  • dbc CANdb++ Database
  • t$m AVG Internet Security Temporary File
  • ucv Universal Converter Conversion Data
  • igv Integrative Genomics Viewer Data
  • sct Carlson 2016 Overlay Section Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .cdb file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .cdb extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .cdb files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .cdb files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .cdb 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .cdb file

To set the .cdb file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .cdb file association. Many applications can open .cdb files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .cdb file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cb, cbd, ccb, cd, cdf, cdg, cdn, cdv, ceb, cfb, crb, csb, cvb, cwb, cxb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cdb filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cdb:

Operating systems

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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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