There are 14 other file types using
the DAT file extension!
.dat - Program data [common]
.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [common]
.dat - Game data file [common]
.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape
.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache
.dat - SPOT image format
.dat - Unreal Tournament data
.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image file
.dat - Shareaza thumbnail
.dat - Thumbnail cache file
.dat - SWAT database file
.dat - Tecplot ASCII data file
.dat - Barudan Embroidery format
.dat - Prince of Persia game data
DAT file extension - Bitcoin wallet file
What is dat file? How to open dat files?
File type specification:
The dat file extension is also associated with the Bitcoin P2P payment service used to operate with no central authority or banks, managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network.
This specific wallet.dat file stores transaction data and all other related information (keys, metadata, options) about your Bitcoin activity. It contains:
- keypairs for each of your addresses
- transactions done from/to your addresses
- user preferences
- default key
- reserve keys
- a version number
- Key pool
By default, the Bitcoin wallet.dat file and other related data are stored in:
At first start of Bitcoin app you will be prompted to set the place of Bitcoin data folder. Bitcon data folder can take about 20 GB of storage space.
If you need to create new Bitcoin data folder later: create a new folder on your hard drive, open command line, go to the folder where is Bitcoin Core installed:
The default software associated to dat file type:
Company or developer:
Bitcoin Core is default Bitcoin client that builds the backbone of the network available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. It offers the highest levels of security, privacy, and stability.
List of software applications associated to the .dat file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open dat file, edit dat file, convert dat file, view dat file, play dat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dat files.
- Open dat file
- Create dat file
- Import dat file
- Export dat file