SQLCE File Extension

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Microsoft SQL Server Data Format

What is SQLCE file?

SQLCE is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft SQL Server Data Format files. SQLCE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with SQLCE extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5522 various file formats. Microsoft SQL Server is by far the most used program for working with SQLCE files. Software named Microsoft SQL Server was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SQLCE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support SQLCE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support SQLCE files. Files with SQLCE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support SQLCE file

Updated: 11/21/2020

How to open file with SQLCE extension?

Problems with accessing SQLCE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SQLCE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft SQL Server

Install software to open SQLCE file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SQLCE files is that no program that can handle SQLCE files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft SQL Server developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft SQL Server installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft SQL Server and update if needed

Update software that support file extension SQLCEIf the problems with opening SQLCE files still occur even after installing Microsoft SQL Server, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SQLCE files are not compatible with Microsoft SQL Server. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft SQL Server.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft SQL Server to SQLCE files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SQLCE files with latest version of Microsoft SQL Server you have installed 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.

Associate software with SQLCE file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the SQLCE file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft SQL Server installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SQLCE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with SQLCE file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SQLCE extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SQLCE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SQLCE file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check SQLCE file for viruses
1. Check the SQLCE file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SQLCE file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SQLCE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SQLCE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the SQLCE 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 SQLCE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft SQL Server Data Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft SQL Server

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft SQL Server Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SQLCE files.

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