There are 14 other file types using
the DAT file extension!

dat file icon.dat - Program data [common]

dat file icon.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [common]

dat file icon.dat - Game data file [common]

dat file icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

dat file icon.dat - SPOT image format

dat file icon.dat - Unreal Tournament data

dat file icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image file

dat file icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

dat file icon.dat - Thumbnail cache file

dat file icon.dat - SWAT database file

dat file icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data file

dat file icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

dat file icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet file

dat file icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

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DAT file extension - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

dat file icon: dat filetype icon

The dat file extension is also used by Microsoft Internet Explorer for files that contain cached data browsing data. This format was most likely used in some previous version of IE.

Each time you open a Web page, your browser creates a cache file (a temporary copy) of the page's text and graphics.

The default software associated to dat file type:

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer is traditionally used as default web browser that comes as part of Microsoft Windows operating system. First released in 1995. Latest version is 11.

Latest Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge.

Help how to open DAT files:

These files are not mean tto be opened directly.

How to convert file with extension DAT:

As far as we know, this .dat file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended 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's database).

  • Others dat file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dat file - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft Internet Explorer uses dat file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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