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MDE file extension

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

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

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

✅ Microsoft Access Database

MDE file is a Microsoft Access Database. An MDE file is a Microsoft Access database file with all modules compiled and all editable source code removed.
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Access
Mime-type: application/vnd.ms-access
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MDE aliases:
MDE related links:
MDE related extensions:
Lotus Approach 97 Document

Microsoft Access Form

Microsoft Access Macro

Microsoft Access Query

Microsoft Access Report

Microsoft Access Table

Microsoft Access Add-in

Microsoft Access Database

Microsoft Access Blank Database Template

Microsoft Access Wizard Template

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

🚫 The .mde file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mds, md3, mre, de, med, mdw, mdr, mdd, md, nde, lde, mwe, jde, mse, dme

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

MarkDown Document
Media Descriptor for Disk Image
TestComplete Project
Alcohol 120% CD Image Descriptor
Quake 3 Arena 3D Model Data
DrawExpress Diagram Document
Microsoft SQL Server Database
Muvee autoProducer v5 Project
MacDraft Drawing Document
FactoryTalk View Studio Development Application

🔴 Can't open a .mde 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 .mde 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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