Files with $DB extension might be found as temporary data files for dBASE IV.

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$DB file - dBASE IV temporary file

What is $db file? How to open $db files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The $DB file extension is mainly related to dBASE IV database program and used for one of its temporary files. These are typically created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication.

The default software associated to $db file type:

dBASE icon

dataBased Intelligence, Inc. logodBASE  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
dataBased Intelligence, Inc.

dBASE is widely used database management system (DBMS). dBASE has own programming language and supports many database formats. dBASE supports many platforms, such as Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Unix, MS-DOS, CP/M, Apple II etc..

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .$db file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .$db file extension

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

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with $db file - dBASE IV temporary file

Click on the software link for more information about dBASE. dBASE uses $db file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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