Since 2007, Microsoft began to use a file format docx, which is created by using the Office Open XML. The format is a zip-file containing the text in the form of XML, graphics and other data that can be translated into a sequence of bits using patent-protected binary formats. At first it was assumed that this format will replace the doc, but both formats are still used today.
To decompress a DBK file outside Sony Ericsson PC Suite, the user should rename the file extension to .ZIP and open it with a .ZIP decompression utility. DBK files are also associated with FJ Software Development's MyPhoneExplorer, which can also be used to manage a Sony Ericsson mobile phone.