The File Extensions Database

.DB-JOURNAL File Extension

  • Developer by: SQLite
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .DB-JOURNAL file?

.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 solve problems with DB-JOURNAL files

  • Associate the DB-JOURNAL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DB-JOURNAL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DB-JOURNAL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DB-JOURNAL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DB-JOURNAL is SQLite Rollback Journal File. Because only the current version supports the latest DB-JOURNAL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SQLite manufacturer website after an available .DB-JOURNAL is SQLite Rollback Journal File update.
  • To make sure that your DB-JOURNAL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.