An mde file extension is used for compiled database (application) files associated with the Microsoft Access. An mde file stores application compiled from mdb Access database file.

There is one other file type using
the MDE file extension!

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MDE file extension - Microsoft Access compiled database (application)

What is mde file? How to open mde files?

The mde file extension was in the past mainly used in Microsoft Access for one of its default database formats until it was replaced by ACCDE format.

Microsoft Access is a database management system, part of Microsoft Office Suite, developed by Microsoft Corporation.

The mde file is an Access application, basically compiled *.mdb files.

Microsoft Access compiles all of the modules, removes all editable source code and compacts the database.

The resulting mde file allows the database users to perform normal database operations, however it prohibits any changes from being made to the objects that support, or the code that runs the application.

This mde file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: June 30, 2021

The default software associated to open mde file:

Microsoft Access icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Access  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular relational database management system for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Access is sold as stand-alone application, or as a part of Microsoft Office suite Professional edition and higher. Access uses own database format, to build databases, based on Jet Database Engine and also can import databases created by other applications.

Common file extensions for Access databases are accdb and mdb (previous MS Access versions).

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Access to work with the *.mde files.

How to convert:

Microsoft Access is able to export *.mde files to other file formats.

Find conversions from mde file:

mde to csv

mde to pdf

mde to xlsx

List of software applications associated to the .mde 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 mde file, edit mde file, convert mde file, view mde file, play mde 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 mde files.

Software that open mde file - Microsoft Access compiled database (application)

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mde file by default:
Microsoft Access small icon Microsoft Access
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel

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