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File Type 1Program Database

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.8 (31 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDatabase 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 file used by several applications, including Pegasus, Quicken, MS Visual Studio, and Palm Pilot software; stores data in a structured format; typically installed with the corresponding application.

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NOTE: PDB files used by different programs are usually saved in a proprietary format, meaning they can only be opened by the program they were installed with. For example, an Intuit Quicken PDB file is not recognized by Microsoft Visual Studio.

Program(s) that open .PDB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Intuit Quicken
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Intuit Quicken
Updated 10/2/2013

File Type 2Protein Data Bank File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.4 (20 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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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

Data file created in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) format; stores 3D coordinates specifying the structure of atoms within a protein or other chemical compound; used as a standard format for studying protein structures; also used by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) for studying biological macromolecules.

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Many Protein Data Bank files are made available through the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB), an organization that archives macromolecules and freely distributes them.

NOTE: PDB files are often viewed within a Java applet that uses Jmol, an open source molecule visualization package. PDB files are also supported by some molecular viewing browser plugins.

Program(s) that open .PDB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Avogadro
Jmol
RasMol
Microsoft Internet Explorer with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
Agile Molecule Abalone
Agile Molecule Ascalaph
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Avogadro
Jmol
Apple Safari with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
Linux LogoLinux
Avogadro
Jmol
RasMol
Mozilla Firefox with JmolApplet or Protein Workshop applet
Web LogoWeb
Animated Physics
QuickPDB
Updated 12/29/2014

File Type 3Tanida Demo Builder File

DeveloperTanida
Popularity
3.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Movie project file created and used by Demo Builder, a program used to create tutorials, presentations, and demonstrations to show how software and systems work; contains recorded screen scenes, along with imported video and images.

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A Demo Builder movie project can be exported to a variety of formats depending on how you want to present your tutorial. Supported formats include Flash, HTML, Windows Media Video, MPEG4, and Word Document.

Program(s) that open .PDB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Tanida Demo Builder
Updated 1/26/2015

File Type 4PowerDesigner Database Backup File

DeveloperSybase
Popularity
2.4 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryBackup Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Backup of a PowerDesigner database (.PDM) file; includes data saved in the database as well as references to other files; created as a backup in case the main database file needs to be restored.

Program(s) that open .PDB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Sybase PowerDesigner
Updated 4/8/2008

File Type 5Palm Desktop Database File

DeveloperPalm
Popularity
2.3 (7 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.

Definition

Standard data format used by several different programs on Palm-based PDA devices; may store various types of data, such as eBooks, word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, maps, and image files.

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To determine what program created a PDB file, open the file in a text editor. The Type and Creator codes should be located in the header of the file near the top of the document.

Program(s) that open .PDB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Palm Desktop
Fictionwise eReader
LLUSoft PDB Explorer
DC & Co iSilo
XnViewMP
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Planamesa NeoOffice
Fictionwise eReader
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
PorDiBle
txt2pdbdoc
XnViewMP
Linux LogoLinux
txt2pdbdoc
XnViewMP
Android LogoAndroid
Fictionwise eReader
Updated 2/8/2012