EBD (Windows EBD System File)

The EBD System file format

EBD files are used by computers and devices running on the Windows operating system. The information stored inside the EBD files contains binary data. This data can be used for, e.g., storing indexing information for different search operations on Windows.

Technical details of EBD files

Note that EBD files should not be opened manually. The Windows operating system is accessing these automatically. However, the files can be deleted manually, e.g. to save space on a hard drive, however it will affect the speed of Windows Searches. Instead of deleting, relocating the file is possible as well. That way, the speed of the searches will not be throttled while space is saved on the hard drive the file was located on before. This might actually be necessary, especially for machines running on Windows 8 and 10. There, the EBD file might get “bloated” which can rise the file size up to 50 GB.

More information about the EBD file format

File extension .ebd
File category System
Associated programs Windows Operating System
Useful links More EBD file format information
Developer Microsoft