The File Extensions Database

.IDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .IDB file?

.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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open IDA Database File
Hex-Rays IDA

How to solve problems with IDB files

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