File Extension Library

.IDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .IDB file?

.IDB file extension is created by Microsoft. .IDB has been classified as Developer Files.

.IDB is Visual Studio Intermediate Debug File

Intermediate file created by a Visual Studio program, such as Visual C++, during the debugging process; saves the compiler's state and is used for minimal program rebuilds and incremental compilations.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Studio Intermediate Debug File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
File Type 2 IDA Database File
Developer by: Hex-Rays Category: Database Files Format: Binary

File created by IDA (The Interactive Disassembler), a program that disassembles executable files (.EXE) into low-level assembly language code; stores the disassembled data in a compressed format; used in the process of exploring executables, often for revealing potential security threats or exploitation routes.

When an IDB file is opened in IDA, the data is decompressed into a collection of files. After the database is closed, the files are then compressed back into the IDB file. This enables faster performance while the database is open and lower disk usage when closed.

List of all softwares that can open the IDA Database File
Hex-Rays IDA

How to Open .IDB file on different platforms

Open .IDB File on Windows

  • Right-click a .IDB
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .IDB file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .IDB files" Press "Ok"

Open .IDB File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .IDB file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .IDB File on Linux

Right click on the .IDB file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .IDB File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .IDB file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .IDB File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .IDB files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .IDB files

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