TRC File

What are TRC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TRC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a TRC file?

TRC files have multiple uses, and Oracle SQLNet Trace is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Oracle SQLNet Trace 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 SQLNet trace debug files.

The SQLNet 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 SQLNet program when establishing connections between two or more Oracle databases, or between client programs and an Oracle database.

How to open TRC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the TRC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TRC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different TRC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 5, 2022

More file formats using the TRC extension

Through our research of TRC files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • A-squared Anti-Malware Signatures File Checksum
  • Track Row Column Markers Data Format
  • TRCZip Compressed Data
  • True BASIC Compiled Code
  • X Motor Racing Textures

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of TRC files. Remember, different programs may use TRC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Times ReaderTimes ReaderVerified
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL ServerUser submitted
AtlasAtlasUser submitted
Microsoft SQL Server ProfilerMicrosoft SQL Server ProfilerUser submitted
EtherealEtherealUser submitted
Reflection XReflection XUser submitted
TweakRAMTweakRAMUser submitted
FastReporterFastReporterUser submitted
KEA! XKEA! XUser submitted

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