How to extract contents of CurrentDatabase_372 wmdb file
I am looking for a tool (preferably free) that would allow me to extract the contents of a (Windows 7 generated) Windows media player database file, ie the CurrentDatabase_372 file.
I looked at the FAQ and didn't find anything that would address the question (except for a 2006 dated short thread) and have found (courtesy of Google) the "WMDB Extractor for CurrentDatabase_372.wmdb " which is part of a comprehensive suite of dozens of Tools, part of the suite proposed as a full package by SC ("Simple Carver").
Since I only need that particular functionality (extracting contents of the CurrentDatabase_372.wmdb), I am looking for alternatives.
What database tools have you tried so far?
None, so far.
I wrote a tool at uni that extracts information from the WMDB in Windows 7. I will have to have a dig around for you and find it, it's written in Java. What type of metadata are you looking for, mine extracts metadata around files viewed, dates/times viewed, file name, file path, when it was added to WMDB?
None, so far.
Personally, I would try to find an existing database tool that might open it up first.
It might turn out to be something simple, like a MyISAM or a flavor of MS Jet DB.
Have you tried to reverse engineer it yourself? Several FOSS and commercial products allow you to map data into a template. WinHex or 010 Editor come to mind.
Thanks, jhup and nizmon,
Actually, the "WMDB Extractor for CurrentDatabase_372.wmdb" tool from SC (Simple Carver) I mentionned in my initial post just did the job so I'm a happy camper now.
Many thanks again for your support,
From my perspective, I enjoy to be on the opposing counsel's stable for such work's review.