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.obd File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Data File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .obd. Files with the file extension .obd can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .obd files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .obd file?

The OBD file extension is known as Office Binder Document which was developed by Microsoft. It is a file format used by Office Binder, a program used to link common Microsoft document file types together. It stores a "binder," which includes a collection of Office document objects and used for linking document content together from Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio files. Office Binder is included with Microsoft Office 95, 97, and 2000, but it is no longer supported in newer versions of Microsoft Office. Microsoft provided a downloadable tool called Unbind, which can still open OBD files in Microsoft Office 2003. Files in OBD format can be opened with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 97 Unbind Utilities in Microsoft Windows platforms.

how to open a .obd file?

Launch a .obd file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .obd file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .obd files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .obd file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .obd file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .obd file association errors

applications that open a .obd file

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services, released by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Originally, the first version of Microsoft Office contained Microsoft Word, a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office; Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3; and Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac.; a marketing term for a bundled set of applications. As years passed by, Office applications have grown significantly closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010.The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is reported to be released around December 2012.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .obd files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .obd. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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