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 [common]
.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape
.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 - Bitcoin wallet file
.dat - Prince of Persia game data
DAT file extension - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache
What is dat file? How to open dat files?
File type specification:
dat file 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:
Company or developer:
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.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .dat file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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).
- 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.).