DBPF file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dbpf - SimCity 4 Packed Database

The DBPF game data files are related to SimCity 4. The DBPF file is a SimCity 4 Packed Database. SimCity 4 (SC4) is a city-building, urban planning simulation computer game.

SimCity 4
Game Data files
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SimCity 4 Packed Database related extensions:
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Homeworld Events Data
Starbound World Data
Bioware Aurora Item Data
Crazy Machines Experiment
Monopoly Deluxe Game Data

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

Can't open a .dbpf 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.

The .dbpf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bpf, dbf, dbp, dpf, sbpf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

NovaBACKUP Database
CA-dBFast Database
F-Secure Default Policy File
BatchPhoto Profile Data
Visual Studio Database Project
Oracle Database Tablespace

Operating systems

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