SQLITE File Extension

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SQLite Database Format

What is SQLITE file?

Files stored in the SQLITE format are data base files created with the SQLite libraries – a system for capturing and managing data bases. Data stored in SQLITE files are placed in tables. Each table may consist with a large number of columns and records designed to store different types of data.

Popularity of SQLITE format

Access to SQLITE files is not restricted in any way and managing them can be performer with many programs and programming languages which recognise and support this format. As the result, SQLITE database files can be used to store different types of data, np. client lists or product lists or many other summaries which require an ordered structure for storing. Therefore the SQLITE format is commonly associated as a built in database in web browsers and many other computer programs.

Programs which support SQLITE file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SQLITE files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. SQLITE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Updated: 08/30/2019

How to open file with SQLITE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SQLITE files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SQLite Database Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SQLITE files.

Step 1. Download and install SQLite

Problems with opening and working with SQLITE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SQLITE files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select SQLite or one of the recommended programs (for example, Sqliteman, AutoCAD Map 3D, Navicat for SQlite) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SQLITE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download SQLite installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SQLite Development Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update SQLite to the latest version

You still cannot access SQLITE files although SQLite 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. The reason that SQLite cannot handle files with SQLITE 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 SQLite.

Step 3. Assign SQLite to SQLITE files

After installing SQLite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SQLITE files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SQLITE 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 SQLITE files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SQLITE extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SQLITE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the SQLITE for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SQLITE file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The SQLITE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the SQLITE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. SQLITE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the SQLITE file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the SQLITE 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. It could happen the the download process of file with SQLITE 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 SQLite Database Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open SQLite

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SQLITE files. Close all running programs and try opening the SQLITE file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with SQLite Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SQLITE files affecting older versions of given software.

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