Files with OPT extension are used for storing database properties. OPT files store such information as date of creation or history of changes made to given database settings. MySQL database management software typically saves such information in db.OPT files, which are saved in the Data folder. Each database has an OPT file assigned to it.
MySQL Data folder can also store other database configuration files, including:
The presence to db.OPT is mandatory, while other files are required depending on the database storage engine used.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support OPT files. OPT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing OPT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with OPT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with OPT files.
Problems with opening and working with OPT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OPT files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select MySQL or one of the recommended programs (for example, Navicat for MySQL, Navicat for MySQL (Mac OS X), Navicat for MySQL (Linux)) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OPT 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 website and download the installer.
If you already have MySQL installed on your systems and OPT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that MySQL cannot handle files with OPT may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of MySQL is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of MySQL installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage OPT on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OPT file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the OPT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the OPT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the OPT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the OPT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with OPT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system 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 OPT 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 Database Data Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OPT files affecting older versions of given software.
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