.GRDB File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .GRDB file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

GRDB File Recovery

What is a .GRDB file?

A GRDB file is a database created by Gramps, a free, open source program used to analyze genealogy. It contains database information for a family tree, which includes records of people, their relationships, ancestry line, events, and places.

What Are Common Causes of ".GRDB" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".GRDB" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".GRDB" files while trying to delete other unwanted files or folders.
  2. File system corruption: If the file system on the storage device where the ".GRDB" files are stored gets corrupted, it can lead to the loss or failure of the files.
  3. Virus or malware infection: If the storage device containing the ".GRDB" files gets infected by a virus or malware, it can result in the corruption or deletion of the files.
  4. Hardware failure: Issues with the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or bad sectors, can cause the ".GRDB" files to become inaccessible or lost.
  5. Power outages or system crashes: Sudden power outages or system crashes while working with ".GRDB" files can lead to their corruption or loss.
  6. Software conflicts or errors: Incompatible software or errors within the software used to access or manipulate ".GRDB" files can result in their failure or loss.
  7. Human error: Accidental formatting of the storage device, improper handling of files, or other human errors can also lead to the loss or failure of ".GRDB" files.

It is important to regularly backup ".GRDB" files to prevent loss and to use reliable data recovery tools in case of failure or deletion.

How to recover lost ".GRDB" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".GRDB" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".GRDB" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".GRDB" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".GRDB" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".GRDB" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".GRDB" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo gramps Database File image file file?

Programs that open ".GRDB" files

Gramps Gramps

Additional Information

  • File type: Gramps Database File

  • File extension: .GRDB

  • Developer: The Gramps Team

  • Category: Database Files

  • Format: N/A


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the purpose of the .GRDB format?

    The .GRDB format is not a widely known or established format, and therefore, it does not have a specific purpose or standard use. It is possible that the .GRDB extension is specific to a certain software or application that uses it to store or represent data. Without further context or information, it is difficult to determine the exact purpose of the .GRDB format.

  • What software or applications support the .GRDB format?

    The .GRDB file format is primarily associated with the Golden Software Grapher application. Grapher is a graphing and data visualization software that allows users to create various types of graphs, plots, and charts.

    The .GRDB format is used by Grapher to store graph templates, including all the data, settings, and formatting options. These files can be saved and shared for future use or to replicate the same graph with different data.

    To open and work with .GRDB files, you would need to have the Grapher software installed on your computer, which is developed by Golden Software. Grapher is available for both Windows and macOS platforms.

    Please note that .GRDB files are not compatible with other graphing software or applications. They are specific to Grapher and can only be opened and edited within that software.

  • Can the .GRDB format be easily converted to other file formats?

    The .GRDB format is not a widely used or well-known format. It is specific to certain software applications or systems. Without knowing the specific details of the .GRDB format, it is difficult to determine if it can be easily converted to other file formats.

    However, in general, the ease of converting a file format depends on the availability of conversion tools or libraries that support the specific format. If there are tools or libraries available for converting .GRDB files to other formats, then it may be possible to convert them easily. Otherwise, it may require developing custom conversion scripts or programs.

    If you provide more information about the software or system that uses the .GRDB format, it may be possible to provide a more specific answer regarding conversion options.

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