The File Extensions Database

.DB-WAL File Extension

  • Developer by: SQLite
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DB-WAL file?

.DB-WAL is SQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File

Temporary database file created by SQLite 3.7.0 or later, a compact database program commonly embedded into mobile and desktop applications; saves write-ahead log (WAL) information for the database; automatically created and managed by the database.

Since SQLite is a popular embedded database technology, you may see DB-WAL, .DB-SHM, and other temporary database files with applications that use SQLite.

NOTE: In an SQLite write-ahead logging scheme, all database modifications are written to the DB-WAL file before being committed to the database. WAL was introduced as an alternative scheme to SQLite's default "rollback journal" policy.

Programs that open SQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File

How to solve problems with DB-WAL files

  • Associate the DB-WAL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DB-WAL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DB-WAL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DB-WAL 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-WAL is SQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File. Because only the current version supports the latest DB-WAL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SQLite manufacturer website after an available .DB-WAL is SQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File update.
  • To make sure that your DB-WAL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.