File Extension Library

.DCB File Extension

  • Developer by: LexisNexis
  • Category: Database Files

What are .DCB files and how to open them?

Can't open .DCB file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DCB file.

What is a .DCB file extension?

.DCB file extension is created by LexisNexis. .DCB has been classified as Database Files.

.DCB is Concordance Database File

Database file created by Concordance, a litigation document management program; saves the database structure but does not save the actual data records; acts as the database "project file" because the database loads when it is opened.

Concordance databases can store various kinds of digital documents, including email messages, Word documents, PDFs, and scanned paper documents. The software can also index the documents so that they are searchable. This helps in the litigation process when having to research and recall hundreds or thousands of documents.

A Concordance database is actually made up of several different files. The DCB file stores the structure of the data while other files store the data records, indexes, and other database information. When a DCB file is opened, Concordance locates the other database files and loads them automatically.

NOTE: DCB stands for "data control block," which describes the function of the file type, namely, that the structure of the data is controlled in the DCB file.

List of all softwares that can open the Concordance Database File
LexisNexis Concordance

How to fix problems with .DCB files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DCB files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DCB file format
  2. You need to check the .DCB file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)