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.pdb File Extension

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

what is a .pdb file?

A variety of applications are associated with the .pdb file extension. It is used as a program database file type that many applications use such as MS Visual Studio, Pegasus, etc. However, in this format, .pdb files usually cannot be opened by just any application other than the application installed with it. This file extension is also used as a Palm Desktop Database File wherein it is also used by Palm-based PDA devices. These files contain variety of information. They can be spreadsheets, databases, images, etc. .pdb files are also files in the Protein Data Bank File format; a format used when studying structures of protein which is why these files are mostly used by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics. The .pdb file extension is also used as PowerDesigner Database Backup File used by PowerDesigner database wherein these .pdb files refer to data that this database saves as well as they also contain other file references.

how to open a .pdb file?

Launch a .pdb 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 .pdb 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 .pdb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pdb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pdb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pdb file association errors

applications that open a .pdb file

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) produced by Microsoft. It has a code editor that supports syntax highlighting and code completion using IntelliSense for not only variables, functions and methods but also language constructs like loops and queries; includes a debugger that works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger; includes a host of visual designers to aid in the development of applications and other tools. Visual Studio permits developers to write extensions for Visual Studio to expand its capabilities. These extensions are linked to Visual Studio and extend its functionality. Extensions come in the form of macros, add-ins, and packages. Macros represent repeatable tasks and actions that developers can write programmatically for saving, replaying, and distributing; add-ins gives access to the Visual Studio object model and can interact with the IDE tools; and packages can create designers and other tools, as well as integrate other programming languages.
Palm Desktop

Palm Desktop

Palm Desktop is an application that comes with all Palm Devices. It is a personal information manager that can be used with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS or Mac OS X. It combines the functions of an address book, calendar, a task manager, and a journal (notes). Palm Desktop allows users to sort, edit, view, and back up data from their Palm handhelds to their personal computer. It synchronizes the devices via Palm’s HotSync application. Alternatively, it may also be utilized as a standalone computer program. It comes with various options to send and share data from one user to another. Other additional features include expenses tracking, customization and desktop alarms, among others. Higher version of this software fixes all known bugs of its prior version. Palm Desktop 6.2 works with Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional and Windows Media Center.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pdb 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, .pdb. 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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