DDB File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open DDB Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening DDB files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The DDB File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the DDB File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the DDB file and select ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in the software you selected.

Common DDB-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data Installed

You can simply download ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data software. DDB uses ACT! Sales Data File by default, but it is also compatible with DProfiler Cost Database, and ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data. If you have ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data installed, try make make one of these software packages your default file association for the DDB file type extension.

Problem: You Have ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data Installed, But It's Still Not Working

If you have ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
ACT! Sales Data File Best Software CRM Division
DProfiler Cost Database Beck Technology
ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data Schneider Electric
Protel 99SE Design Database File Unknown
INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Debugging Info Unknown
Device-Dependent Bitmap Graphics File Unknown
Design Database File Microsoft Developer

Problem: You Can't Install ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data

If for some reason you can't or don't want to install ACT! Sales Data File, DProfiler Cost Database, or ProWORX Nxt Descriptor Data, you could also search online for free software that uses DDB files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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