File Extension Library

.MDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MDB files and how to open them?

Can't open .MDB 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 .MDB file.

What is a .MDB file extension?

.MDB file extension is created by Microsoft. .MDB has been classified as Database Files. The format of .MDB file is Binary.

.MDB is Microsoft Access Database

An MDB file is a database file created by Microsoft Access, a widely-used desktop relational database program. It contains the database structure (tables and fields) and database entries (table rows). MDB files may also store data entry forms, queries, stored procedures, reports, and database security settings.

MDB file open in Microsoft Access 2016

Access offers visual tools for creating and populating databases. The software includes workflow tools for making online database-driven web applications that you can publish to an Office 365 site or Microsoft SharePoint server. Access is included with some Microsoft Office software packages, but it is only available for Windows. MDB files may also be imported by a variety of other programs, such as Mathematica and Visual Studio.

You can export MDB files to the .ACCDB file format by simply clicking File → Save As → Save Database As, choosing the Access file type, and then clicking Save As.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Access Database
Microsoft Access 2016
SAS Institute SAS
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Freewind MDB Converter
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
MDB Viewer Plus
MDB Viewer
Wolfram Research Mathematica
SAS Institute SAS
File Type 2:

Avid Media Database

Developer by: Avid Technology Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Database file used by several different Avid video editing and finishing software products; contains indexed information about the media assets used by a video editing project; used as a cache that tracks the resources with up-to-date information.

MDB files are generated automatically by the software in the folders where media assets reside. If they are deleted, the software rebuilds them.

List of all softwares that can open the Avid Media Database
Avid Media Composer
Avid Media Composer

How to fix problems with .MDB files

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