The File Extensions Database

.EDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .EDB file?

.EDB is Exchange Information Store Database

Database created by Microsoft Exchange Server; serves as the main repository for the mailbox data saved by Exchange; stores both in-process and stored non-SMTP messages; formatted using a b-tree structure, which includes a top level node and many child nodes.

Priv1.edb and Pub1.edb are the main EDB files used for the Exchange information store. They each have a corresponding .STM file that contain SMTP messages.

Programs that open Exchange Information Store Database
Microsoft Exchange Server
Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery

How to solve problems with EDB files

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