.FDB File Extension

Portfolio Catalog

Developer Extensis
Popularity
3.6  |  33 Votes
 

What is an FDB file?

An FDB file is a database of images created by Extensis Portfolio, a digital asset management application. It contains a thumbnail image and metadata for each file stored in the catalog. Examples of metadata stored include file name, created and modified date, and keywords.

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Portfolio provides various features for organizing files, securely sharing assets, and automating tasks. Additionally, the app provides catalogs to organize assets, and the FDB file type stores information about the assets in the catalog.

How to open an FDB file

FDB files are not meant to be opened. Instead, Extensis Portfolio references the information in the FDB file to load thumbnail images and metadata for the assets upon startup.

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Programs that open or reference FDB files

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Database File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.5  |  15 Votes
 

Database that stores financial information for a Microsoft Dynamics NAV project; used for business administration and management; can be accessed by other programs that support ODBC connections.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV was previously called Microsoft Navision.

Programs that open FDB files

Windows
Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Navision

Art Explosion Catalog

Developer Nova Development
Popularity
3.7  |  6 Votes
 

Database of clip art images stored in an Art Explosion collection; contains metadata and a thumbnail image for each picture referenced in the catalog.

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Art Explosion is popular clip art collection distributed by Nova Development.

Programs that open or reference FDB files

Windows
Nova Development Art Explosion
Extensis Portfolio Browser
Mac
Nova Development Art Explosion
Extensis Portfolio Browser

Firebird Database File

Developer Firebird Foundation
Popularity
3.7  |  3 Votes
 

An FDB is a database file created by Firebird, an open source SQL relational database management system (RDBMS). It contains an entire database, which includes one or more tables of rows and columns of data. FDB files are typically used to store data for web applications and software.

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You will most likely only encounter FDB files if you are the database architect or developer and utilize Firebird as your database solution. You can create and open FDB database files with the Database Explorer tool in Firebird.

NOTE: Firebird is an open source fork from the Borland edition of the Interbase database. It was initially released in 2000 and has been continually developed.

Programs that open or reference FDB files

Windows
Mac
Linux

Legacy Family Tree Database

Developer Legacy
Popularity
4.0  |  2 Votes
 

An FDB file may also be a family tree database created by Legacy Family Tree. It contains information about a person's family tree, including a list of that person's ancestors and descendants. It may also contain birthdates, death dates, buried dates, and other information about each person included in the tree.

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Screenshot of a .fdb file in Legacy Family Tree
FDB file open in Legacy Family Tree

Legacy Family Tree is an ancestry application that allows users to import or create a family tree. The user can then add additional information about each family member, including stories and other identifying characteristics.

Each family tree is saved as an FDB database file. Users can view the information an FDB file contains in many different formats, including family-, pedigree-, descendant-, chronology-, and index-based formats. Users can also transfer their family tree to Legacy Charting, for use as an .LWCX chart file.

How to open an FDB file

You can open an FDB file with Legacy Family Tree (Windows):

  1. Select File → Open File.
  2. Navigate to and open your FDB file.

Programs that open FDB files

Windows

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