The File Extensions Database


.BACKUPDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .BACKUPDB file?

.BACKUPDB is Time Machine Backup Folder

Backup folder created by Apple Time Machine, a backup utility included with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard); named "Backups.backupdb" and is often the only folder on the backup drive.

Because Time Machine uses the backupdb folder for storing incremental backups, it should not be modified by the user. Instead use the Time Machine application to view backups and restore files.

Programs that open Time Machine Backup Folder
Mac
Apple Time Machine

How to solve problems with BACKUPDB files

  • Associate the BACKUPDB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BACKUPDB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BACKUPDB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BACKUPDB file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BACKUPDB is Time Machine Backup Folder. Because only the current version supports the latest BACKUPDB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .BACKUPDB is Time Machine Backup Folder update.
  • To make sure that your BACKUPDB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.