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File Type 1Mobile Device Database File

DeveloperN/A
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4.0 (337 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDatabase Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DB file?

A DB file is a database file used on mobile devices such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 mobile phones. It is often used to store contacts and SMS information but may store any type of device or application data. DB files are commonly stored in an SQLite database format but may also be locked or encrypted so the user cannot see the data directly.

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DB files on mobile phones generally are not meant to be opened or edited manually, since they are support files that include information for the device or for an application.

One example of a DB file is sms.db, an iOS support file that stores the user's text messages (located in the /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS/ directory on the device). Another example of a DB file is consolidated.db, a database file on iOS devices that automatically tracks location information.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
SQLite
Mac
SQLite
Linux
SQLite
iOS
Apple iOS
Updated 7/14/2016

File Type 2Database File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (431 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDatabase Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DB file?

A DB file is a generic database file that stores data in a structured format, typically with an arrangement of tables, table fields, field data types, and field values. It can be created by various database programs and exported into different formats, such as .CSV files. DB files may also be imported by multiple database programs and is used for gaming files as well.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
Microsoft Access 2016
Corel Paradox
LibreOffice
Synopsys Design Compiler Graphical
SQLite
Mac
SQLite
LibreOffice
Linux
SQLite
LibreOffice
Updated 7/14/2016

File Type 3Windows Thumbnail Cache

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Cache of thumbnail images that represent larger images in a Windows folder; stores small versions of images stored in a folder for quicker browsing; typically not seen unless the "Show invisible files" option is checked within the Windows view options.

More Information

Windows Thumbnail Cache files are named Thumbs.db by default. For more information about Windows Thumbs.db files, including how to prevent them from being created, follow these instructions.

Common DB Filenames

Thumbs.db - A hidden file created by Windows for storing thumbnails of images in a folder. It can be deleted, but Windows will remake the file.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
Microsoft Windows
Updated 5/13/2009

File Type 4QQ Account Database File

DeveloperTencent
Popularity
3.6 (80 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Data file created by QQ, a Chinese online chatting program; may store the contact list or log of online chat sessions for a user account; used for storing application data locally and loading it through the program interface.

More Information

QQ DB files are typically saved to the \Program Files\Tencent\QQ\[Account number]\ directory.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
Tencent QQ
Updated 11/11/2011

File Type 5Skype Chat History File

DeveloperSkype
Popularity
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Chat history file created and used by Skype, an application that allows you to make phone calls, messages, and video chats; contains your conversation history, which includes all the instant messages and call details that a user has sent to and received from contacts.

More Information

NOTE: You can transfer your Skype chat history to another device by replacing the main.db file on the new device with the main.db file that contains the chat history you want to keep.

Common DB Filenames

main.db - Name of the main file that contains chat history messages.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
Skype
Mac
Skype
Linux
Skype
Updated 5/26/2015

File Type 6X-Ray Engine Database

DeveloperGSC Game World
Popularity
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CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Database containing objects and other information used in games developed with the X-Ray Engine; used by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and other GSC Game World games; similar to .GCF files used by Valve-based games.

More Information

NOTE: X-Ray Engine Database files may also use the extensions ".db0," ".db1," ".db2," ".dba," ".dbb," ".dbc," etc.

Programs that open DB files
Windows
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Data Unpacker
Updated 7/17/2009

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