There are 17 other file types using
the DB file extension!

empty icon.db - Generic database [common]

empty icon.db - ArcView object database

empty icon.db - DIGIBooster module

empty icon.db - Various data files

db icon.db - Corel Paradox database

empty icon.db - SmartWare data

empty icon.db - Synopsys Design Compiler data

db icon.db - Microsoft Works data

empty icon.db - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. X-Ray engine database

empty icon.db - Psion Series 3 database

empty icon.db - dBASE IV/dBFast configuration

db icon.db - Mozilla (Netscape) client certificate

db icon.db - Novell GroupWise address book database

db icon.db - Apple Safari cache database

db icon.db - Atari Jaguar debugger script

empty icon.db - WhatsApp Messenger message database

empty icon.db - Enpass encrypted database

DB file extension - Windows thumbnail database

What is db file? How to open db files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

db file icon: db filetype icon

The db file extension is also commonly found as various thumbnail databases found across all kind of versions of Windows operating system under different file name.

Thumbnail database is used to store thumbnail images for faster view of images in directory, because thumbnails are smaller and can be loaded faster then original images.

You can find them as following files:

  • thumbs.db
  • ehthumbs.db
  • ehthumbs_vista.db
  • image.db
  • video.db
  • TVThumb.db
  • musicThumbs.db

Added in Windows Vista:

Thumbs.db file has been replaced by a number of "thumbcache_*.db" which are now located within a user's profile

  • thumbcache_32.db
  • thumbcache_96.db
  • thumbcache_256.db
  • thumbcache_1024.db
  • thumbcache_sr.db
  • thumbcache_idx.db files 

Added in Windows 8:

  • thumbcache_16.db
  • thumbcache_48.db
  • thumbcache_wide.db
  • thumbcache_exif.db
  • iconcache_16.db
  • iconcache_32.db
  • iconcache_48.db
  • iconcache_96.db
  • iconcache_256.db
  • iconcache_1024.db
  • iconcache_sr.db
  • iconcache_wide.db
  • iconcache_exif.db
  • iconcache_idx.db

Added in Windows 10:

  • iconcache_1280.db
  • iconcache_16.db
  • iconcache_1920.db
  • iconcache_256.db
  • iconcache_2560.db
  • iconcache_32.db
  • iconcache_48.db
  • iconcache_768.db
  • iconcache_96.db
  • iconcache_custom_stream.db
  • iconcache_exif.db
  • iconcache_idx.db
  • iconcache_sr.db
  • iconcache_wide.db
  • iconcache_wide_alternate.db
  • thumbcache_1280.db
  • thumbcache_16.db
  • thumbcache_1920.db
  • thumbcache_256.db
  • thumbcache_2560.db
  • thumbcache_32.db
  • thumbcache_48.db
  • thumbcache_768.db
  • thumbcache_96.db
  • thumbcache_custom_stream.db
  • thumbcache_exif.db
  • thumbcache_idx.db
  • thumbcache_sr.db
  • thumbcache_wide.db
  • thumbcache_wide_alternate.db

The default software associated to open db file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

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Restore icon cache in Windows

Help how to open:

A lot of viewers can view the thumbnails found inside these databases.

How to convert:

Various image viewers can access these databases and extract the thumbails.

Find conversions from db file:

db to csv

db to mdb

db to pdf

db to sql

db to txt

db to vcf

db to xls

List of 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).

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 db files.

Software that open db file - Windows thumbnail database

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

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