Opening TRC files

Did your computer fail to open a TRC file? We explain what TRC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your TRC files.

What is a TRC file?

The .trc file extension is used for a database file format that was created by Oracle Corporation. These TRC files are also known as Oracle SQL*Net trace debug files. The SQL*Net software is also called Net8, and this is a middleware application that provides functions for establishing transparent connectivity between two or more Oracle databases, or between client tools and an Oracle database.

These TRC files contain diagnostic details that are associated with a certain Oracle database. A .trc file is generated by the SQL*Net program when establishing connections between two or more Oracle databases, or between client programs and an Oracle database.

The Oracle Database software, which is a relational database system, also uses these .trc files. This software and the SQL*Net program can be used to access the data that is stored in these TRC files.

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