A backupdb file extension is related to Apple Time Machine backup utility. A backupdb file stores incremental backups of important data or whole Mac hard drive.

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BACKUPDB file extension - Apple Time Machine backup folder

What is backupdb file? How to open backupdb files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

backupdb file icon: backupdb filetype icon

The backupdb file extension is associated with the Apple Time Machine backup utility. Time Machine is a part of OS X (macOS) operating system.

BACKUPDB folder is created by the Time Machine on the backup external drive.

File is archive that contains incremental backups of important data from Mac.

Data in backupdb file can not be modified by other applications, only Time Machine can open backupdb file and restore data from it.

The default software associated to open backupdb file:

Time Machine icon

Apple, Inc. logoTime Machine  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Time Machine is backup utility developed by the Apple Inc. for Apple Mac OS X. Time Machine was introduced in the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as a core part of Mac OS X. Time Machine creates incremental backup of imported data stored in the computer. Time Machine is designed to work the Apple Time Capsule as well other internal and external drivers.

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

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Why do I need to backup my data

Help how to open:

The content of the backupdb archive can be viewed and restored only in the Apple Time Machine backup utility.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .backupdb 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 backupdb file, edit backupdb file, convert backupdb file, view backupdb file, play backupdb file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 backupdb files.

Software that open backupdb file - Apple Time Machine backup folder

Programs supporting the exension backupdb on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Time Machine for open backupdb file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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