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Identify if files .idb .idl .ids belongs to some kind of database.

Hi experts,
I have 3 files that is supposed to belong to some kind of database or catalog-program.
When I google the file extensions I get alot of hits pointing to Ms visual studio.

The files are:

filename.idb
filename.idl
filename.ids

They are named the same but the file extension differ.

If I do a "string filename.xxx" in the top I can read "Standard jet DB" on all the 3 files.

How do I open them and with what program?

Regards Peter
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leonstrykerCommented:
.idb = An intermediate file created by a Visual Studio program, such as Visual C++, during the debugging process; saves the compiler's state and is used for minimal program rebuilds and incremental compilations.

.idl = Interface Definition File http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367062%28VS.85%29.aspx

.ids = Identifier files (IDS) are used in the IE mainly as lookup files. Referenced from script and dialog, IDS files allow a symbolic identifier to be used instead of a literal number. This increases readability and eases the process of creating scripts.

Sounds like something that should be left alone.

Leon
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peter991Author Commented:
Hi,
I'm still waiting for people to confirm if this is the answer.

Regards
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peter991Author Commented:
File filename.idb was an MS Access file.
Thanks for your answer.

Regards
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