Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format

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Microsoft uses the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format for multiple purposes.

MIME types

The actual mime type of the ESDEB format is unspecified

File signature

The ESEDB has the following file signature: hexadecimal: ef cd ab 89 (at offset 4)

File types

ESEDB distinguishes between the following types:

  • database
  • streaming file

There are also multiple versions of the ESEDB format.

Contents

The ESEDB basically is an ISAM database file format.

See also