How to open a db file -- was: Need to know

Art Giles ag at
Thu Nov 22 12:33:52 UTC 2007

Hi do not know it was sent to me to look at a manual. By a friend.
Art (Dad)

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 November 2007, Scott Berry wrote:
>> Frank,
>> I don't appreciate the way you treated my Dad.  This was uncalled for.  He
>> is 75 years old and learning computers.  Come on can't you be a little more
>> friendlier?
>> Scott
> Scott, FWIW, I'm 73 years old.  But I've been in electronics and computers for 
> a living since 1951, so I usually know where the ropes are.  Frank was a bit 
> brusk maybe, but 100% correct.
> Bear in mind also this is an all volunteer list, and the polite thing to do 
> when you reply is to say thank you.  Something that I in fact forget all too 
> often, and I try to blame it on CRS, but that is a very poor excuse and I 
> know it.  My apologies to the list for those lapses in decorum.  Oh, and I'm 
> not the oldest 'senior citizen' here, not by about a decade IIRC.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Frank Cox" <theatre at>
>> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at>
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 3:23 PM
>> Subject: Re: How to open a db file -- was: Need to know
>>> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:15:37 -0600
>>> Art Giles <ag at> wrote:
>>> Please try to come up with more descriptive subject lines than "need to
>>> know".
>>> Subject lines are intended to serve a useful purpose and are not just
>>> "dead
>>> space" that you should fill in with anything at all that's not related to
>>> your
>>> actual subject or question.
>>> Having said that:
>>>> Hi how do you open a db file
>>> That depends entirely on what created your "db file".  A moment of Google
>>> search tells me that it could be a file created by Filemaker Pro or
>>> Microsoft
>>> Access.  If it's "thumbs.db" then that's a file of thumbnail graphics used
>>> by
>>> Windows Explorer.
>>> It could also be an Ansys database, an Arcview Object Database file,
>>> or something created by Synopsys Design Compiler, dbVista, Paradox,
>>> Smartware,
>>> XTreeGold.
>>> There are about 17 other programs that apparently create a "db file", plus
>>> ghawd-knows how many others that aren't on the list that I'm looking at.
>>> So.... What created it?
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