There are 6 other file types using
the EDB file extension!

edb file icon.edb - ACT! e-mail data file

edb file icon.edb - Business Assessment Manager file

edb file icon.edb - EstImage database file

edb file icon.edb - Euphoria Database System (EDS) database file

edb file icon.edb - Adobe Photoshop extended digital book file

edb file icon.edb - Microsoft Exchange Server Exchange Information Store Database

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EDB file extension - Microsoft Windows Extensible Storage Engine database

What is edb file? How to open edb files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

edb file icon: edb filetype icon

The edb file extension is associated with the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) technology, that was developed by Microsoft and introduced in the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Extensible Storage Engine database is similar to Microsoft Jet database engine, that is used in Microsoft Access, but not compatible with it.

The Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) is an advanced indexed and sequential access method (ISAM) storage technology. ESE enables applications to store and retrieve data from tables using indexed or sequential cursor navigation. It supports denormalized schemas including wide tables with numerous sparse columns, multi-valued columns, and sparse and rich indexes. It enables applications to enjoy a consistent data state using transacted data update and retrieval.

A crash recovery mechanism is provided so that data consistency is maintained even in the event of a system crash. It provides ACID (Atomic Consistent Isolated Durable) transactions over data and schema by way of a write-ahead log and a snapshot isolation model. Transactions in ESE are highly concurrent, making ESE useful for server applications. It caches data to maximize high performance access to data. In addition, it is lightweight, making it useful for applications that serve in auxiliary roles.

The Extensible Storage Engine is used by various applications from Microsoft such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Live Messenger, Microsoft Windows Mail, Microsoft Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Desktop Search etc..

Windows stores its EDB database with search results in:


Windows.edb file can take a lot of storage space after few months of Windows installation. You can use this short instructions to rebuild EDB database and save storage space:

  1. Search for "Indexing Options" (under "Settings"). Open it.
  2. Search "services" (or run "services.msc") and find "Windows Search". Stop the service.
  3. Delete the Windows.edb file
  4. Click "Modify" in the already-open "Indexing Options" panel, then click "Delete and Rebuild" for the index. You can also specify a different drive to store the index on.

The default software associated to edb file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open EDB files:

The EDB files can be viewed in third party applications such as EseDbViewer or Kernel Exchange EDB Viewer.

How to convert file with extension EDB:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert databases

List of software applications associated to the .edb file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open edb file, edit edb file, convert edb file, view edb file, play edb file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the edb files.

  • Open edb file
  • Save edb file
  • Edit edb file
  • Create edb file

Software that open edb file - Microsoft Windows Extensible Storage Engine database

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open edb file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with edb file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Other suggested software:
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Messenger small icon Windows Live Messenger
Microsoft Windows 7 small icon Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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