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

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

empty icon.dat - Game data [common]

empty icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

dat icon.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat icon.dat - SPOT image format

empty icon.dat - Unreal Tournament data

dat icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image file

empty icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

empty icon.dat - Thumbnail cache file

empty icon.dat - SWAT database file

empty icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data file

empty icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

empty icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet file

empty icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

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DAT file extension - Program data

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

System file type icon System file type

The dat file extension is traditionally used by many various applications or programs for their data or resource files.

Data files cannot be opened directly in an application, they are often contain data for internal purposes only. Different formats sharing the same file extension.

The dat file extension was also commonly used for some system files in MS-DOS and Windows operating systems.

The default software associated to dat file type:

FileAlyzer picture or screenshot

FileAlyzer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Safer-Networking Ltd.

FileAlyzer allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, media and PE).

Help how to open DAT files:

Generally speaking, *.dat files are not meant to be opened directly. They just contain resources for the program from which originate. Unless it is some kind of special *.dat file which have their own entries in our database.

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 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.

  • Import dat file
  • Others dat file

Software that import dat file - Program data

Click on the link to get more information about Winmail Opener for import dat file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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