.ODB File Extension

File Type 1

OpenDocument Database

Developer OASIS
Popularity
3.9  |  24 Votes
Category Database Files
Format Zip

What is an ODB file?

An ODB file contains a database created by Apache OpenOffice Base (OOBase), an open-source desktop relational database program. It stores an archive of data files that comprise the database and is formatted according to the OpenDocument standard. ODB files are used to save structured information such as tables and records.

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Screenshot of a .odb file in Apache OpenOffice Base 4.1.3
ODB file open in Apache OpenOffice Base 4.1.3

OpenDocument databases contain a collection of files and folders that are compressed using Zip compression. They include settings.xml, context.xml, and manifest.xml files, as well as a database folder that contains the following files:

  • properties: stores database settings
  • script: contains table definitions
  • data: contains the current state of the database
  • backup: stores a compressed backup of the last consistent database state
  • log: records changes to the database

NOTE: The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) maintains the OpenDocument standard.

How to open an ODB file

You can open an ODB file in OpenOffice Base (cross-platform) or LibreOffice Base (cross-platform). In OpenOffice Base, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar to open your ODB file.

You can also decompress your ODB file to manually examine the .XML files and database folder it contains. To do so, rename your ODB file to use the .zip extension and then decompress it with any Zip decompression utility, such as 7-Zip (Windows), Apple Archive Utility (Mac), or B1 Free Archiver (cross-platform).

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Programs that open ODB files

Updated March 30, 2021
File Type 2

ABAQUS Database

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.1  |  9 Votes
Category Database Files
Format N/A

What is an ODB file?

Database referenced by ABAQUS simulations; used for engineering and other analysis purposes.

Programs that open ODB files

Windows
ABAQUS/Standard
ABAQUS/Explicit
ABAQUS/CAE
Updated 2006
File Type 3

Oxygen Forensics Desktop Backup

Developer Oxygen Forensics
Popularity
1.0  |  1 Vote
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an ODB file?

An ODB file contains data extracted from a Windows PC using Oxygen Forensics KeyScout, a component of Oxygen Forensics Detective. The data an ODB file contains may include a user's Internet passwords, cookies, history, bookmarks, autofill data, iTunes backups, Wi-Fi hotspot passwords, and operating system artifacts. ODB files can be imported into Oxygen Forensics JetEngine to view the data they contain.

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Oxygen Forensics Detective is a data extraction and analysis toolset that forensic investigators use to retrieve user data from PCs and mobile devices. Oxygen Forensics KeyScout is a Detective tool that extracts Internet-related data, such as a user's passwords, tokens, and browsing history, from Windows PCs. KeyScout can extract data from many applications and web browsers, including WhatsApp Desktop, iCloud, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Most of the data KeyScout extracts is saved in ODB files. After saving data in an ODB file, investigators can load and analyze that data in Oxygen Forensics JetEngine, another Forensics Detective tool.

How to open an ODB file

You can open an ODB file using Oxygen Forensics JetEngine, which is included with Oxygen Forensics Detective. To do so, open JetEngine and select Backup Import. Then, select and open your ODB file.

Programs that open ODB files

Windows
Updated February 10, 2022

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