A .TRC file is a trace file or a debug file that is created by the Oracle database software. The trace file contains a detailed description about the database events executed by the software. Further, the TRC file content can be used to analyze or debug the database errors that occurred while handling the database transaction. As the TRC file is stored in a normal text format, the file can be opened using most of the text editors.
Below is a table that list programs that support TRC files. Files with TRC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing TRC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Oracle Trace 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 TRC files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening TRC files is that no program that can handle TRC 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 The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Oracle Database website and download the installer.
If you already have Oracle Database installed on your systems and TRC 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. If you have an older version of Oracle Database installed, it may not support TRC format. The latest version of Oracle Database should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Oracle Database (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open TRC files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the TRC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the TRC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the TRC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the TRC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the TRC 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. If the TRC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 TRC extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Oracle Trace Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle TRC files.
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