.DB File Extension
What is an .DB file?
.DB is Mobile Device Database File
A DB file is a database file used on mobile devices such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 mobile phones. It is often used to store contacts and SMS information but may store any type of device or application data. DB files are commonly stored in an SQLite database format but may also be locked or encrypted so the user cannot see the data directly.
DB files on mobile phones generally are not meant to be opened or edited manually, since they are support files that include information for the device or for an application.
One example of a DB file is sms.db, an iOS support file that stores the user's text messages (located in the /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS/ directory on the device). Another example of a DB file is consolidated.db, a database file on iOS devices that automatically tracks location information.
Programs that open Mobile Device Database File
File Type 2 Windows Thumbnail Cache
Cache of thumbnail images that represent larger images in a Windows folder; stores small versions of images stored in a folder for quicker browsing; typically not seen unless the "Show invisible files" option is checked within the Windows view options.
Windows Thumbnail Cache files are named Thumbs.db by default. For more information about Windows Thumbs.db files, including how to prevent them from being created, follow these instructions.
Common DB Filenames
Thumbs.db - A hidden file created by Windows for storing thumbnails of images in a folder. It can be deleted, but Windows will remake the file.
Programs that open Windows Thumbnail Cache
File Type 3 Database File
A DB file is a generic database file that stores data in a structured format, typically with an arrangement of tables, table fields, field data types, and field values. It can be created by various database programs and exported into different formats, such as .CSV files. DB files may also be imported by multiple database programs and is used for gaming files as well.
Programs that open Database File
|Microsoft Access 2016|
|Synopsys Design Compiler Graphical|
|Aryson SQLite Database Recovery|
File Type 4 QQ Account Database File
Data file created by QQ, a Chinese online chatting program; may store the contact list or log of online chat sessions for a user account; used for storing application data locally and loading it through the program interface.
QQ DB files are typically saved to the \Program Files\Tencent\QQ\[Account number]\ directory.
Programs that open QQ Account Database File
File Type 5 X-Ray Engine Database
Database containing objects and other information used in games developed with the X-Ray Engine; used by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and other GSC Game World games; similar to .GCF files used by Valve-based games.
NOTE: X-Ray Engine Database files may also use the extensions ".db0," ".db1," ".db2," ".dba," ".dbb," ".dbc," etc.
File Type 6 Skype Chat History File
Chat history file created and used by Skype, an application that allows you to make phone calls, messages, and video chats; contains your conversation history, which includes all the instant messages and call details that a user has sent to and received from contacts.
NOTE: You can transfer your Skype chat history to another device by replacing the main.db file on the new device with the main.db file that contains the chat history you want to keep.
Common DB Filenames
main.db - Name of the main file that contains chat history messages.
Programs that open Skype Chat History File