Knowledge Base

File Extension ACCDB

The file extension ACCDB is associated with Microsoft Access, which is part of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite of applications. Microsoft Access can be used as part of Office Professional or as a standalone application which provides a database management system specially designed by Microsoft.

The file extension ACCDB is a database file type that contains text, numerical data, queries, database structures, and other elements that are used with a database application. ACCDB stands for Access Database and the file extension is used with the later versions of Microsoft Access. The ACCDB file extension is the replacement extension for the previous MDB file used with earlier versions of Microsoft Access.

How to Open File Extension ACCDB

Since ACCDB files can be opened using multiple database management programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ACCDB files consist of common database files, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

For the Windows operating system, you can open the ACCDB file extension using Microsoft Access 2010. Microsoft Access is available for download on the Microsoft website and can be downloaded with or without the complete Microsoft Office Professional Suite. You can also open ACCDB files using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, which is a development application used for building databases and other computing programs. Visual Studio is available as a paid download on the Microsoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.

If you use Windows, Mac OS X, or the Linux operating system, you can open ACCDB files with MDB Viewer. For Windows you should use MDB Viewer Plus and for Mac OS X you can use MDB Viewer. Both applications are available for download on the CNET and Softpedia websites. For Linux you should download MDB Tools, which is an application that makes Microsoft Access data available on other platforms. MDB Tools is available as a free download on the SourceForge website.

You can also opt to convert ACCDB files to another format for use with a broader range of applications such as OpenOffice Spreadsheet or Microsoft Excel. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET, Softpedia, and Softonic, which will convert ACCDB files to an alternative database format.

You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, click on Browse, locate the ACCDB file on your device, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.