asking question about .edb data files. What are they used for?


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    asking question about .edb data files. What are they used for?


    I posted or tried to post a question yesterday asking about .edb data files.

    I have several LARGE .edb data files on my desktop and wonder what they are for. The name associated with most of them starts out as "Catalog...............and long name.edb

    1. I did not make them, and wonder what they are for ?
    2. and If they are needed.
    3. are they needed... and it seems they take up lots a time to backup...
    Thanks,, Cliff
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    If you look at here EDB File - What is it and how do I open it? they most likely are Microsoft Exchange Server (work e-mail) or photoshop.

    Do you use either?

    It can also be your search database (Windows.edb file in Windows 8) but it shouldn't be on the desktop or file history (Windows 8 Pro File History data folder empty User Profiles moved - Microsoft Community) but that seems unlikely.

    Why not rename them (by putting an x in front of the name and reboot. If everything works you can delete them after a few days or weeks. If they are recreated then note the time and what you were doing at the time.
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    Thanks, and I do not use MES or photoshop. The .edb data files are not in my Desktop dir, but I am not currently at home and am not sure what folder they are located.

    Thanks, and I will check when I get home today. Cliff


    halasz said:
    If you look at here EDB File - What is it and how do I open it? they most likely are Microsoft Exchange Server (work e-mail) or photoshop.

    Do you use either?

    It can also be your search database (Windows.edb file in Windows 8) but it shouldn't be on the desktop or file history (Windows 8 Pro File History data folder empty User Profiles moved - Microsoft Community) but that seems unlikely.

    Why not rename them (by putting an x in front of the name and reboot. If everything works you can delete them after a few days or weeks. If they are recreated then note the time and what you were doing at the time.
      My Computer


 

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