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File type: Access Lock File, IBM Works for OS/2 Data Filer File, RPG Maker Database File, Settler for Windows Temporary File, TrueVector Log Database, VisiTrax Music Library Database.


What is

Microsoft Access is a Database Management System that provides a relational database management system for applications. It uses LDB files for locking mechanism in locking database files that are currently open or have database connections made to it using the ODBC protocol.

Locking is done in order to maintain data consistency and ensure that multiple users can't write to the database simultaneously and end up loosing data. This file extension is also used by several applications like IBM Works for OS/2, RPG Maker, Settler as a database file for storing user database information.


Detailed information 

Category: Data File.
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Microsoft Access, IBM Works for OS/2, RPG Maker, Settler, TrueVector, VisiTrax
Open with Linux:
It is used by software applications such as TrueVector for its log database where it records all its logs. I
t is also used by VisiTrax software as a library database file for maintaining its music libraries containing a list of all the media files on the users system along with their locations.

File type: Link Files


These files are shortcuts or links to original files on the hard drive disk. They are similar to aliases used on the popular Macintosh platform.

These may also be created in Windows simply by right-clicking any file and clicking on the option Create Shortcut.

If the LNK file is used as a shortcut to an application or program (an .EXE file), it can also contain command line arguments for the program which it can use to set attributes.

One can right-click on the shortcut or link file then select the Properties;, option and then modify the field "Target".

The LNK file's icon usually includes small curled arrows on the bottom left side in order to give an indication that these files only point to another location or that it is just a link to another file in the hard disk drive and not the file itself.

Double Clicking the file would execute the actual file that this link file refers to and will run that program. Links are usually very useful since they allow easy access to programs which may be installed in complex and hard to remember locations in your operating systems directories.

The various icons that you see on the desktop in an Windows Operating System are all such links which only refer to the actual programs they run on double clicking. They aren't the actual EXE files that execute and make running programs a lot easier from anywhere the user wants.

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