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Reading .db files in Ubuntu 8.10

Posted on 2009-05-18
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How can I view the contents of .db files (i.e. file-index.db, email-meta.db, etc.) in Ubuntu?  
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by:Fabio Marzocca
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Those are tracker files and are saved fromk SQLite.

You can Install a Firefox plugin: SQLite Manager from here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/addon/5817

Then, in Firefox you will find it in the Tools menu. Open the Manager and point it to the files you need to read.
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by:cdromes
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It installed alright, but I can't get it to open the .db files.  I'm not exactly sure what extension it's expecting or how I can get around it.
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Fabio Marzocca earned 200 total points
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I have just done it, before sending you the link.
Open the SQLite Manager, then point it to ~/.cache/tracker/email-meta.db

The tracker files are SQLite, if you are trying to open other .db files, I cannot know.
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by:cdromes
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Yeah.  There's something wrong, because this is the message I get whenever I try to open any of the files:

Error in opening file file-index.db - perhaps this is not an sqlite db file
Exception Name: NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED
Exception Message: Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) [mozIStorageService.openUnsharedDatabase]
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by:Fabio Marzocca
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The file is corrupted.
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