The File Extensions Database

.BDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .BDB file?

.BDB is Microsoft Works Database Backup File

Backup of a database (.WDB file) created with MS Works; generated automatically by Microsoft Works as a backup in case the original database file becomes corrupted.

The file extension of the backup file may need to be changed from ".bdb" to ".wdb" in order to open correctly.

NOTE: Microsoft Works has been discontinued and is no longer available.

Programs that open Microsoft Works Database Backup File
Microsoft Works
Microsoft Access 2016

How to solve problems with BDB files

  • Associate the BDB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BDB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BDB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BDB 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 .BDB is Microsoft Works Database Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest BDB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .BDB is Microsoft Works Database Backup File update.
  • To make sure that your BDB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.