File Extension Library

.NWDB File Extension

  • Developer by: The Neat Company
  • Category: Database Files

What are .NWDB files and how to open them?

Can't open .NWDB 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 .NWDB file.

What is a .NWDB file extension?

.NWDB file extension is created by The Neat Company. .NWDB has been classified as Database Files.

.NWDB is Neat Database File

An NWDB file is a database file created by Neat 5, a digital document organizer. It contains one or more images of scanned documents, contacts, or receipts. NWDB files are automatically created when you scan a document.

You most likely will only see the NWDB file if you search the Neat Data folder in your Documents folder. There should be at least three files in the Neat Data folder: a Neatworks NWDB file, an image NWDB file, and a cabinet NWCAB file.

If you come across an error message indicating that you cannot open a Neat database, it most likely means that a file in your database is corrupt, locked by another program, or missing. You should check that all three files are in the Neat Data folder. If one of the three files is missing then it causes the error message.

NOTE: An NWDB file is actually a SQL Server Compact Edition (SQLCE) database but instead of the .sdf file extension, it has the .nwdb file extension. Therefore, any programs that can open .SDF SQL Server Compact Database files can also open NWDB files.

Common NWDB Filenames

ImageDB1.nwdb - The default name given to an NWDB file. If there are multiple, the files are named "ImageDB2.nwdb", "ImageDB3.nwdb", etc.

List of all softwares that can open the Neat Database File
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to fix problems with .NWDB files

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