File Extension Library

.DB-JOURNAL File Extension

  • Developer by: SQLite
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .DB-JOURNAL file?

.DB-JOURNAL file extension is created by SQLite. .DB-JOURNAL has been classified as Database Files.

.DB-JOURNAL is SQLite Rollback Journal File

A DB-JOURNAL file is a temporary database file created by SQLite database management systems during a transaction between an application and a database. It contains a rollback journal, which is a temporary database that stores the most recent state of the database. DB-JOURNAL files are used to restore a database in case the application using the database crashes while executing a transaction.

DB-JOURNAL files enable the atomic commit feature in SQLite database management systems. This feature refers to when all changes to a database can be made in one transaction. This is made possible by rollback journal files, which are typically seen with the ".db-journal" extension.

DB-JOURNAL files are temporary and should only exist when a running transaction is occurring in a SQLite database then deleted once the transaction is committed. The file is located in the same directory as the .DB database file that is running the transaction. Also it bears the same name as the associated DB file except it includes the appended "-journal" extension. For example, a file named example.db is accompanied by a temporary example.db-journal during the transaction.

How to Open .DB-JOURNAL file on different platforms

Open .DB-JOURNAL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DB-JOURNAL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DB-JOURNAL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DB-JOURNAL files" Press "Ok"

Open .DB-JOURNAL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DB-JOURNAL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DB-JOURNAL File on Linux

Right click on the .DB-JOURNAL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DB-JOURNAL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DB-JOURNAL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DB-JOURNAL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DB-JOURNAL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DB-JOURNAL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DB-JOURNAL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DB-JOURNAL file format
  2. You need to check the .DB-JOURNAL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)