.DB-WAL File Extension
File TypeSQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a DB-WAL 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.