DB-SHM File Extension

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SQLite Database Shared Memory Format

What is DB-SHM file?

Full format name of files that use DB-SHM extension is SQLite Database Shared Memory Format. SQLite defined the SQLite Database Shared Memory Format format standard. DB-SHM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with DB-SHM extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. SQLite supports DB-SHM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. On the official website of SQLite Development Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theSQLite software, but also about DB-SHM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DB-SHM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 4 operating systems that support DB-SHM files. DB-SHM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DB-SHM file

How to open file with DB-SHM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DB-SHM files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SQLite Database Shared Memory Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the SQLite

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DB-SHM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SQLite or one to the listed programs: Google Android. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DB-SHM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SQLite installed is by going to developer’s website (SQLite Development Team) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of SQLite and update if needed

You still cannot access DB-SHM files although SQLite is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DB-SHM files are not compatible with SQLite. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SQLite.

Step 3. Assign SQLite to DB-SHM files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DB-SHM files with latest version of SQLite you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DB-SHM file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SQLite installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DB-SHM files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DB-SHM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DB-SHM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DB-SHM for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DB-SHM file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the DB-SHM file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DB-SHM file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DB-SHM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the DB-SHM file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the DB-SHM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DB-SHM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SQLite Database Shared Memory Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run SQLite

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DB-SHM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SQLite Database Shared Memory Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DB-SHM files affecting older versions of given software.

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