File Extension WDBN

  • Full name
    Microsoft World For Mac Document
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
Have you encountered a problem with a WDBN file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a WDBN file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your WDBN file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is WDBN file?

The file extension WDBN marks documents of the word processor Microsoft Word for Mac. Various early versions of Word used this extension. These files may contain text, formatting information, and images.

More info

The default version for Word documents is doc or since version 2007 docx.

Programs which can open a WDBN file

How to open file with WDBN extension?

In order to open a file with WDBN extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening WDBN file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with WDBN files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft Word or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening WDBN files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support WDBN files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of WDBN files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft Word as the default program for opening WDBN files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate WDBN files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Word applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Word has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with WDBN files

Sometimes problems with opening WDBN files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • WDBN files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open WDBN files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • WDBN file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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