TRC File Extension

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Oracle Trace Format

What is TRC file?

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. 

Programs which support TRC file extension

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.

Programs that support TRC file

How to open file with TRC extension?

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.

Step 1. Install Oracle Database software

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.

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

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.

Step 3. Associate Oracle Trace Format files with Oracle Database

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

  • Right-click the TRC 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 Oracle Database installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open TRC files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TRC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 TRC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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.

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

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

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 TRC extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

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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