The File Extensions Database

.SDB File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: System Files

What is an .SDB file?

.SDB is Custom Application Compatibility Database

Database that contains additional Windows registry information; patches the registry to make it compatible with newly installed applications; can be installed on an individual system or on multiple systems over a network.

Windows SDB files are handled by Windows' built-in Compatibility Database Installer Tool (Sdbinst.exe).

Programs that open Custom Application Compatibility Database
Microsoft Compatibility Database Installer Tool
File Type 2:

SAP2000 Model File

Developer by: Computers & Structures Category: 3D Image Files

3D model created with SAP2000, a structural analysis and design program; contains structural model definitions, material and section properties, static and/or dynamic analysis parameters, and design data.

SAP2000 is developed by Computers & Structures, Inc. (CSI). It is used by engineers for designing bridges, industrial complexes, public works facilities, transportation stations, sports arenas, and other types of structures.

NOTE: Temporary tables, viewpoints, and other related files are often saved in the same directory as the SDB file. These should not be deleted as they may be referenced by the SDB file.

Programs that open SAP2000 Model File
Computers & Structures SAP2000
File Type 3:

SocialDecks Blog File

Developer by: SocialDecks Category: Web Files

Web page created for the SocialDecks website; contains server-side code that is parsed by the Socialdecks platform; the resulting HTML is sent to the user's browser.

Blogs created for the SocialDecks website may use "Clean Address" URLs, which end in ".sdb."

File Type 4:

MonKey Office SQLite Database File

Developer by: ProSaldo Category: Database Files

SQL database exported from MonKey Office, a German accounting and order processing program; saved in a cross-platform format that can be opened on both Mac and Windows systems; may be shared by multiple users using a dedicated database server.

File Type 5: Base Database File

Developer by: Category: Database Files Format: Binary

Database created with Base, the and StarOffice database program; may include tables, forms, queries, and reports; compatible with other databases and database programs via standard ODBC and JDBC drivers.

NOTE: The SDB format is now obsolete and has been replaced with the .ODB database format.

Programs that open Base Database File
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
File Type 6:

SparkleDB Database File

Developer by: SparkleDB AS Category: Database Files

Database file used by SparkleDB, a semantic NoSQL Enterprise DBMS designed to handle large amounts of data; contains logical ID and a physical ID, which together define the location of data; may reference up to 255 storage devices per database instance.

SparkleDB file storage locations are defined in the instance.config.xml file. They are listed within the <datafiles> XML element.

NOTE: Sparkle database files use the following file naming convention by default: [logical ID]-[physical ID].sdb.

Programs that open SparkleDB Database File
File Type 7:

ServerBoss Database File

Developer by: Integrated Data Processing Category: Database Files

Proprietary database format used by multiple versions of ServerBoss; supports file locking to improve performance under heavy loads; ServerBoss setup data is stored in the ServerBoss.sdb file.

How to solve problems with SDB files

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