Files by Google Trash Database
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What is a TRASH_DATABASE file?
A TRASH_DATABASE file contains a list of files that a Files by Google user has moved to the app's Trash folder. It is a SQLite 3 database (.SQLITE) that is also located in the Trash folder. Files by Google uses the TRASH_DATABASE file to restore trashed files to their previous locations.
In 2020, Google added the ability to trash files to Files by Google, the default Android file manager. When you trash a file, it is placed in Files by Google's Trash folder and given a new .trashed filename.
For up to 30 days, you can restore a trashed file to its previous location. To help Files by Google replace restored files, the app maintains a TRASH_DATABASE file. This file contains a list of the locations at which trashed files previously resided and the files' original names. When you restore a trashed file, Files by Google uses the data its TRASH_DATABASE file contains to place the file where it belongs.
How to open a TRASH_DATABASE file
TRASH_DATABASE files are not meant to be opened. Editing a TRASH_DATABASE file may affect your ability to restore trashed items in Files by Google.