SQLITE3 File Extension

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SQLite 3 Database Format
  • Developer
    SQLite
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is SQLITE3 file?

SQLITE3 is a file extension commonly associated with SQLite 3 Database Format files. SQLite 3 Database Format format was developed by SQLite. SQLITE3 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with SQLITE3 extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 341 various file formats. SQLite supports SQLITE3 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. Software named SQLite was created by SQLite Development Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SQLITE3 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support SQLITE3 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SQLITE3 files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SQLITE3 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 SQLITE3 file

How to open file with SQLITE3 extension?

Being unable to open files with SQLITE3 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with SQLITE3 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. Install SQLite software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SQLITE3 files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SQLite or one to the listed programs: SQLite Database Browser. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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. Update SQLite to the latest version

If the problems with opening SQLITE3 files still occur even after installing SQLite, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SQLite 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 SQLITE3 files are not compatible with SQLite. The most recent version of SQLite is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate SQLite 3 Database Format files with SQLite

If you have the latest version of SQLite installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SQLITE3 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SQLITE3 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where SQLite is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SQLITE3 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SQLITE3 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SQLITE3 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the SQLITE3 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SQLITE3 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the SQLITE3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SQLITE3 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. SQLITE3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with SQLITE3 extension is complete and error-free

If the SQLITE3 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 SQLITE3 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle SQLite

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SQLITE3 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 SQLite 3 Database Format files. It may be the case that the SQLITE3 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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