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#1 twistal

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:16 PM

Hello, this is my first post here.

I'm doing some work for Special Olympics here in Michigan, and everything is now done over the internet, and when they sent me the information on how to register the athletes, the files all end in .db (data base file), and I can't seem to open them, and windows XP isn't helping me choose the right program, and whenever I choose a program it just looks like this:

x ' ' ' - kk L IF TkBk

There are also some files that end in .MB and .PX

Can anyone give me a hand here?

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:04 PM

I'm not entirely certain,
but it seems you would need an application to open those. I found this on a google search:
http://www.downloadfreetrial.com/business/database.html
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Posted 10 April 2005 - 02:50 PM

I'm doing some work for Special Olympics here in Michigan, and everything is now done over the internet, and when they sent me the information on how to register the athletes, the files all end in .db (data base file), and I can't seem to open them, and windows XP isn't helping me choose the right program,

I think you need to talk to the folks who sent you the files. Lots of programs have databases. The database for one program won't be open in another program. The files need to be in some sort of readable format - either Word or Word Perfect or Plain Text or something like that. Unless you all use the same strange program to open things, a .db file isn't going to do you much good. Either they sent you the wrong files, or you need to be running the same program that created the files.

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:13 PM

As you can see by the information in the link I provide, there are many different applications using a .db file extension. You need to know what application is creating the db, and have it installed on your computer, to open the files.


http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=db&goButton=Go

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