File Extension Library

.IDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What are .IDB files and how to open them?

Can't open .IDB 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 .IDB file.

What is a .IDB file extension?

.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 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.)