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SQLITE file is encrypted or is not a database

Published on 04 September 18

Summary: In today’s blog I will be discussing with you how to fix SQLITE file is encrypted or is not a database error. But before that let us first understand what actually a SQLITE file is? Because I have figured out that many of the people are still unaware of SQLITE file! So let’s dig in.

What is SQLITE

SQLite is a software library that adds a dependant database management system. The important features of SQLite is self-contained, zero configuration and transactional. In public domain SQLite source code exits and for private and commercial needs it’s free of cost. For reading and writing SQL syntax does multitasking and it is vital in nature.

SQLite does not owns discrete server procedures distinct other SQL database. Ordinary disk files are compatible with reading and writing. It has ways to create, delete, effectuate SQL commands and does DBM works. If you have used SQLite file then you must be aware about the fact that these files often get corrupted and can cause severe damage.
So, in order to remove that let us understand the ways to resolve /fix File is encrypted or is not a database error

How to resolve SQLite file is encrypted or is not a database error

There might be various reasons responsible but two prime reasons behind it are-

Files are not password secured or it has one table or one record of database.

While making a file as a new file and outside the table then errors pops up. The method is completely legal but will be formed as database version 2. Follow the given steps for fix the issue.

Initiate SQLite3:


>>sudo apt-get update

>>sudo apt-get installs sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

2-after completion installation of documents figure out errors while describing the database in etc/turnserver.conf:


Should be changed to:



Major parts of turnuserdb.conf if you need:

# You can listen ports 80 and 443 instead of 3478/5349












#use real-valid certificate/privatekey files




count YourPublicIPv4(x.x.x.) and youruser:yourpassword.

Alternate Tool

Manual Methods require technical expertise & if you are a novice user you will find it difficult to use it and still looking for professional help then I am suggesting you from my personal experience you may try SQLite Recovery tool because I have used it on my own and surprisingly it worked for me.

Some of its prominent features are mentioned below:

  • The preview of all the restored content of damaged SQLite database file is in Tree Structure.
  • It highly supports all windows operating system.
  • Column mapping feature is best for saving restored data into MDB database.
  • Tables, indices, views, triggers etc.are efficiently recovered by SQLite database.


Through this blog I have tried to explain all the possible ways I know to answer your query how to fix "SQLITE file is encrypted or is not a database" error & I have explained both manual & professional tool. Now it’s up to you which method you want to use.

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