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

empty icon.dat - Program data [common]

dat icon.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [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 game data

dat icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image

empty icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

empty icon.dat - Thumbnail cache

empty icon.dat - SWAT database

empty icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data

empty icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

empty icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet

empty icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

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DAT file extension - Game data

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

The dat file extension is commonly used for various data resource files for computer programs.

This extension is also frequently used in computer games. Usually many different formats sharing the same file extension, unless the game runs in the same game engine. Sometimes are used for saved game positions.

The default software associated to open dat file:

Dragon UnPACKer icon

Alexandre Devilliers logoDragon UnPACKer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Alexandre Devilliers

Dragon Unpacker is unpacking tool for resource files from computer games, which is very popular in moding community. It supports plethora of file formats and also is able to search for known patterns in unknown file formats.

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How to open DAT files

Help how to open:

Some game *.dat files might be opened by Dragon UnPacker. Check the program website to check the list of supported games.

How to convert:

Generally speaking, there is no point in conversion of various DAT files from computer games. The only thing that is feasible is to extract the data with a tool that supports said formatt, like Dragon UnPacker.

List of software applications associated to the .dat file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 dat files.

Software that open dat file - Game data

Programs supporting the exension dat on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Dragon UnPACKer for open dat file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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