.DBK File Extension

Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone Backup File

Developer Sony Ericsson
3.5  |  41 Votes

What is a DBK file?

A DBK file is a mobile phone backup file created by Sony Ericsson PC Suite, a program used to manage Sony Ericsson mobile phones. It contains multiple Zip-compression files that store various phone information such as the names and phone numbers of contacts. DBK files are used to back up phone information in the event that the phone is lost or broken.

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DBK files can be opened with various programs, such as Sony Ericsson PC Suite, FJ Software Development MyPhoneExplorer, and Amrak Software phoneMiner. The files can also be decompressed with a Zip-decompression utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer, Corel WinZip, and Apple Archive Utility.

To decompress a DBK file, rename the .dbk file extension to .zip and then decompress and extract the contents with the ZIP-decompression program. The contents, which may include a .VCF contacts file named contacts.vcf can then be opened with a program that supports the file type. After extracting the contents, compress the files as a .ZIP file, then rename the .zip file extension to .dbk.

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Programs that open DBK files

dBASE Database Backup

Developer dBASE
3.4  |  9 Votes

A DBK file may also be a backup of a database (.DBF or .DB2 file) automatically created by dBASE database-managing software when a user modifies the structure of a database. Users can restore the database stored in a DBK file through dBASE if it becomes corrupted by opening it the same way as a DBF or DB2 database file.

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dBASE is a Windows program that provides database-related capabilities, including the ability to manage databases, build programs, and compile them. As you modify the structure of a DBF or DB2 file, dBASE provides the DBK file type for preserving a backup of the database.

For example, when you issue the MODIFY STRUCTURE command, dBASE automatically creates a backup of the original table with the .dbk file extension, then creates a new table with the .dbf file extension to store the modified table structure. After you finish adjusting the structure, dBASE moves the content from the DBK backup file to the new DBF database file.

NOTE: dBASE stands for "dataBased Intelligence."

How to open a DBK file

You can open a DBK file with dBASE in Windows. To open the file, select File → Open.

Programs that open DBK files

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