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 - 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 - Thumbnail cache

empty icon.dat - SWAT database

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 - Shareaza thumbnail

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The dat file extension is used by Shareaza for Thumbnails. Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures, used to make it easier to scan and recognize them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words. Visual search engines and image-organizing programs normally use them, as do most modern operating systems or desktop environments, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, KDE, and GNOME.

Updated: October 3, 2017

The default software associated to dat file type:

Shareaza icon

Shareaza  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Discordia Ltd.

Shareaza is a peer-to-peer client for Windows that allows you to download any file-type found on several popular P2P networks.

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How to open DAT files

Help how to open:

The dat extension files are not meant to be opened manually by the user.

How to convert:

You can try to rename it into txt file format, but it is not sure, if it works. Probably not.

List of recommended 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others dat file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dat file - Shareaza thumbnail

Click on the software link for more information about Shareaza. Shareaza 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.).

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