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 - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat file icon.dat - SPOT image format

dat file icon.dat - Unreal Tournament data

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 - Nero BackItUp drive image file

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Disk image (ISO) binary file type icon Disk image (ISO) binary file type

dat file icon: dat filetype icon

The DAT file extension is also used by Nero BackitUp backup solution. Nero BackItUp automatically backs up your files quickly and easily to your choice of storage media, and creates bootable discs to restore your system if the worst happens.

A *.dat file contains drive image created by the program.

Runtime DriveImage XML program also creates disk images with the DAT file extension. That DAT format is however completely different for NeroBackitUp and not compatible.

The default software associated to dat file type:

Nero BackItUp icon

Nero AG logo Nero BackItUp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Nero AG

Nero BackItUp is backup utility that was a part of Nero Suite. However now is distributed as standalone backup application for Microsoft Windows. NeroBackItUp is able to backup selected important files and  operating system, as well as all hard drive. You can stored backup data on any other hard disk, burn them on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD media, or saved on USB flash drives.

Help how to open DAT files:

Your best option to accessing disk image formats is to use some of the virtualization programs that typically support most of the common disk image formats which can be either mounted as virtual drives or burned on physical media.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open disk images

How to convert file with extension DAT:

Most disk image formats can be nowadays converted to standard ISO format, however conversion between various formats is typically possible. Your best option is typically some disk image management tool with broad format support, for example ISOBuster.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert disk images

Find converter to dat file type:

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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'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.

  • Create dat file
  • Backup dat file
  • Others dat file

Programs that can create dat file - Nero BackItUp drive image file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create dat file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dat file by default:
Nero BackItUp small icon Nero BackItUp
Other suggested software:
DriveImage XML

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