MDB (Microsoft Access Database)

The MDB Database file format

MDB files are files created by the Microsoft native database program Access. The program is part of most Microsoft Office suits, however there is no Microsoft Access installation available for other operating systems. However, other software can open and handle MDB files as well.

Technical details of MDB files

The information contained in the MDB file includes several different fields: Tables and fields that make up the database's structure, table rows that contain the entries to the database, as well as more complex entities like queries, reports, security settings and more. Since MDB files can easily become infected, it's advised to conduct a thorough scan of the file when received from an unknown or unsafe source.

More information about the MDB file format

File extension .mdb
File category Database
Example file Download example.mdb file (452.00 KiB)
Associated programs Freewind MDB Converter (Windows)
Kexi (Linux)
mdb-expot (Linux)
MDBopener (Web)
MDB Viewer (Mac)
MDB Viewer Plus (Windows)
Microsoft Access 2016 (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
SAS Institute SAS (Windows & Linux)
Wolfram Research Mathematica (Windows & Mac)
Useful links More on Access and the MDB file
Developer Microsoft