There are 6 other file types using
the EDB file extension!
.edb - ACT! e-mail data file
.edb - Business Assessment Manager file
.edb - EstImage database file
.edb - Euphoria Database System (EDS) database file
.edb - Adobe Photoshop extended digital book file
.edb - Microsoft Exchange Server Exchange Information Store Database
EDB file extension - Microsoft Windows Extensible Storage Engine database
What is edb file? How to open edb files?
File type specification:
edb file 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:
- Search for "Indexing Options" (under "Settings"). Open it.
- Search "services" (or run "services.msc") and find "Windows Search". Stop the service.
- Delete the Windows.edb file
- 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:
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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.
List of software applications associated to the .edb file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting edb files.
- Open edb file
- Edit edb file
- Create edb file
Software that open edb file - Microsoft Windows Extensible Storage Engine database
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