Create a folder connection in the Catalog tree and connect to the SQLite database or GeoPackage file. The file must have the extension .sqlite (or .SQLITE or .SQLite; it is not case sensitive) for ArcGIS to recognize it as an SQLite database or the file extension .gpkg (also not case sensitive) to recognize it as a GeoPackage.
- Start ArcCatalog or ArcMap and open the Catalog window.
- Click Connect To Folder .
- Type or browse to the folder that contains the SQLite database or GeoPackage and click OK.
The folder path is added under Folder Connections in the Catalog tree.
- Expand the folder and double-click the SQLite or GeoPackage file to connect to it.