Full format name of files that use ARM extension is MySQL Archive Storage Engine Metadata. MySQL Archive Storage Engine Metadata specification was created by Oracle Corporation. ARM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with ARM extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. The most popular program for handling ARM files is MySQL Enterprise Edition, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Oracle Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMySQL Enterprise Edition software, but also about ARM and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support ARM files. Files with ARM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with ARM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ARM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ARM files is that no program that can handle ARM files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select MySQL Enterprise Edition or one of the recommended programs (for example, MySQL, MySQL Enterprise Backup) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ARM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MySQL Enterprise Edition website and download the installer.
You still cannot access ARM files although MySQL Enterprise Edition is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ARM files are not compatible with MySQL Enterprise Edition. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using MySQL Enterprise Edition.
If you have the latest version of MySQL Enterprise Edition installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ARM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ARM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ARM file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ARM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the ARM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ARM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ARM extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with MySQL Archive Storage Engine Metadata files. It may be the case that the ARM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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