ORA File Extension

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Oracle Database Configuration Format

What is ORA file?

ORA is a file extension commonly associated with Oracle Database Configuration Format files. Oracle Database Configuration Format specification was created by Oracle. ORA files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. ORA file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Users are advised to use Oracle Database software for managing ORA files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Oracle Database was created by Oracle Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ORA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ORA file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ORA files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ORA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ORA file

How to open file with ORA extension?

Problems with accessing ORA may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Oracle Database Configuration 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. Install Oracle Database software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ORA files is that no program that can handle ORA files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Oracle Database developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ORA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Oracle Database installed is by going to developer’s website (Oracle Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Oracle Database and update if needed

If the problems with opening ORA files still occur even after installing Oracle Database, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Oracle Database is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Oracle Database cannot handle files with ORA may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Oracle Database.

Step 3. Assign Oracle Database to ORA files

If you have the latest version of Oracle Database installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ORA on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ORA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Oracle Database is installed, check the Always use this app to open ORA files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ORA file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Oracle Database and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ORA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ORA file is complete and free of errors

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 ORA file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the ORA file for viruses or malware

If the ORA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ORA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ORA file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ORA extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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

4. Check whether your system can handle Oracle Database

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ORA extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Oracle Database Configuration Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ORA files.

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