The file extension WDB is associated with Microsoft Works word processing application and World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. Microsoft Works is a word processing program that precedes Microsoft Word and has fewer capabilities than Word. World of Warcraft is a role playing video game that allows you to setup battle strategies and earn guild levels and guild achievements.
If the file extension WDB is related to Microsoft Works, the file is a database file type that contains data which is proprietary to the Works program. The file can be used with Microsoft Access, which is part of the Professional Edition of Microsoft Office. In order to make the file compatible with Access, you must export it as a database file before you import it into Access.
WDB files that are part of World of Warcraft are a game file type that contains objects, creatures, playing levels, gaming characters, and other elements which are necessary for using the World of Warcraft game. The file can also contain a cache of game contents for use with any number of players.
How to Open WDB Files
If the file extension WDB is created with Microsoft Works, you can open the file using the Microsoft Works word processing application, which is available on the Microsoft website. You can also choose to convert the files to another format such as XLS or CSV to open the files in database applications such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice spreadsheet. Excel is available on the Microsoft website and OpenOffice is available as a free download on the OpenOffice.org website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET which will convert WDB files for you. You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you. Simply log onto the website, browse for the WDB file, 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.
If the file extension WDB is related to World of Warcraft, you must use World of Warcraft to open WDB files. World of Warcraft is available for download on the Blizzard Entertainment website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
If you are a developer and you want to view the contents of a World of Warcraft WDB file, you can open it using any text editing program. For a Windows-based PC, you can open WDB files using WordPad, Notepad, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.