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 - Game data [common]

empty icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

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 file

empty icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data file

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 - 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 logoMicrosoft 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.

Related articles:

How to open DAT files

Help how to open DAT files:

These files are not mean tto be opened directly.

How to convert file with extension DAT:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of 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's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dat files.

  • Create dat file
  • Others dat file

Programs that can create dat file - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Internet Explorer for create dat file action.

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