Open INDB files

  • Full name
    Adobe InDesign Book Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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Have you encountered a problem with a INDB 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 INDB file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your INDB file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is INDB file?

The file extension INDB identifies book files of the DTP (Desktop Publishing) solution InDesign. With InDesign, for example, you can create print templates and layouts for print products such as flyers, catalogs or brochures.

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INDB files contain a collection of shared documents and formats as well as other elements of a book. A book can be created via 'File-> New-> Book, to which documents can then be added. The indd files are not embedded, the INDB file is only for administration.

Books can contain page numbering across multiple documents, facilitate chapter management, and provide a consistent format. Finished books are compiled into a large document and can be digitally output as a pdf file, for example.

Programs which can open a INDB file

How to open file with INDB extension?

In order to open a file with INDB extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening INDB 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 INDB files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe InDesign or other program from the list

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

Set Adobe InDesign as the default program for opening INDB 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 INDB 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 Adobe InDesign applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe InDesign has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with INDB files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • INDB 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 INDB files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • INDB 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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