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.IDB File Extension

File Type 1Visual Studio Intermediate Debug File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.2 (5 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

What is an IDB file?

Intermediate file created by a Visual Studio program, such as Visual C++, during the debugging process; saves the compiler's state and is used for minimal program rebuilds and incremental compilations.

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Programs that open IDB files
Updated 3/12/2008

File Type 2IDA Database File

DeveloperHex-Rays
Popularity
3.6 (8 Votes)
CategoryDatabase Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.IDB File Association 2

File created by IDA (The Interactive Disassembler), a program that disassembles executable files (.EXE) into low-level assembly language code; stores the disassembled data in a compressed format; used in the process of exploring executables, often for revealing potential security threats or exploitation routes.

More Information

When an IDB file is opened in IDA, the data is decompressed into a collection of files. After the database is closed, the files are then compressed back into the IDB file. This enables faster performance while the database is open and lower disk usage when closed.

Programs that open IDB files
Windows
Hex-Rays IDA
Updated 2/3/2012

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