Kexi/Handbook/Kexi Basics/Opening an existing Kexi database file/Opening an existing Kexi database file by clicking on .kexi file's icon
Opening an existing Kexi database file by clicking on .kexi file's icon
- Click file's icon using your file manager or desktop. Kexi will open this database project automatically.
Note about database files accessed remotely. You may want to open a database file that is located on a remote source (e.g. a web or FTP server or a MS Windows network share). K Desktop Environment allows you to open files from remote sources directly in applications and to save changes back to the source, but this is not the case with database files. By clicking on a database file located on a remote source, a copy of the file will be downloaded to a temporary directory on your computer and all your changes will be made to this local file. The remote original of the file will remain unchanged, so it's recommended to copy (download) the file to your computer first, then open the file and copy it back to the remote source if you want to make it up to date.