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First published by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 29 Sep 2008
Last revision by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 4 Sep 2013
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What and where is my database?

What is a TntMPD database?

All of the information you store in TntMPD is stored in a database file.  A TntMPD database file name ends with the .mpddb extension.  Under the "File" menu you can create a "New" database, "Open" an existing database, and "Close" the database currently open.  TntMPD remembers the last database you were working in and will automatically open that database next time you start the program.  You can also double-click on the database file in Windows Explorer to open it in TntMPD.  Analogy:  TntMPD databases are to TntMPD what Word documents are to Word.

Where is my database?

Under the "Help" menu, click on "View System Info".  Here you'll see where exactly that file is stored on your computer.  This corresponds to the database currently open in TntMPD.

You can alo search your computer for your database.  Under the "Start" menu click on "Search" (or "Find" on older Windows), then click on "For Files or Folders".  Search your entire computer for "*.mpddb".

On Windows XP, it looks like this:

In my example, I can see that my database is named "Troy and Tammy.mpddb" and it is stored in "My Documents".  After I open "My Documents" on my computer I can see that a TntMPD database is just like any other file.

Recent Comments

By: Matt Posted on 30 Aug 2010 7:15 PM

This is great Troy.  Up and running flawlessly on my Mac. This will really simplify things for me and I'm really grateful for your hard work.


By: Alisia Gustafson Posted on 31 Aug 2010 12:30 PM

Thankyou thankyou thankyou

By: annahansson Posted on 27 Oct 2010 6:08 PM

veeeery helpful. thank you!

By: karabara25 Posted on 27 Dec 2010 2:25 AM

It says that my database is a .ink file instead of a .mpd

how do i get it to save as a .mpd so that I can load the database onto another computer?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 10 Jan 2011 6:47 PM

Karabara25, I'm not sure how your database was named with a .ink, but if you're in TntMPD and the system info says this is the file, then this is the file, even if it doesn't end with .mpddb.  I'd suggest changing the name in Windows Explorer so that it ends with .mpddb and opening it from TntMPD (File | Open).

By: HeatherWait Posted on 2 May 2011 10:42 PM

when I click under help, view system info. My computer says that the Database name is:  C;\Users\Heather\Documents\Address List.xlsx  This file does not end in .mpd and will not open in my new TNTmpd on the Mac.  Help!

By: CourtneyStahl Posted on 7 Aug 2011 2:18 PM

I have a database that is on a desktop mac and needs to be transferred to my laptop mac. I checked the info where the file is stored, but when I tried to follow the path, the file was empty. I remember it being empty from the start, as I was very confused when that file was for. Any ideas how to find it?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 12 Aug 2011 7:47 PM

Heather, normally xlsx is for Excel spreadsheets.  If TntMPD is working, then you should rename it to Address List.mpddb in Windows Explorer.  Make sure you have the option in Windows Explorer to view filename extensions.  Often they are hidden by default.

Courtney, I'd try searching your Mac hard drive for the database by its name.

By: Matt Posted on 16 Dec 2011 12:04 AM

I'm currently running my software on parallels but want to switch over to the mac format. I'm having trouble finding my most recent and active file so that I can transfer that over. any help?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 22 Dec 2011 11:42 PM

In TntMPD on Parallels, under the "Help" menu, click on "View System Info".  The name of your database file will be at the top.l

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