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HWDB file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hwdb file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hwdb file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hwdb file?
  • How can the .hwdb file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .hwdb files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Linux Hardware Database

HWDB file is a Linux Hardware Database. The hardware database is a key-value store for associating modalias-like keys to udev-properties-like values. It is used primarily by udev to add the relevant properties to matching devices, but it can also be queried directly.
Category: Data files
Application: systemd
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HWDB aliases:
HWDB related links:
HWDB related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .hwdb file extension.

🚫 The .hwdb file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hdb, hwd, nwdb, wdb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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🔴 Can't open a .hwdb file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .hwdb file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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