DEB file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.deb - Debian Package

The DEB archive files are related to DPKG (Linux). The DEB file is a Debian Package. Debian packages are standard Unix archives that include two gzipped tar archives: one that holds the control information and another that contains the data.

DPKG (Linux)
Archive files
- / -
Debian Package related extensions:
McMyAdmin Backup Archive
ExplorerBar Icon Package
EPLAN Data Zip
CNR Installation Package
OpenSimulator Archive
Adobe InCopy CS3 Package

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

Can't open a .deb 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 .deb file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ceb, db, dbe, ddb, de, def, den, dev, dfb, drb, dsb, dwb, eb, edb, eeb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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