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 - Shareaza thumbnail

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 - Thumbnail cache

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 some apps, such as Zoner Photo Studio, a picture image editing program for Windows.

The dat file stores thumbnail cache created by these apps.

Updated: January 30, 2018

The default software associated to dat file type:

Zoner Photo Studio icon

ZONER, Inc. logoZoner Photo Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ZONER, Inc.

Zoner Photo Studio is application used to manage photos and pictures. Photo Studio can also convert, edit and apply effects to picture images. Photo Studio supports variety of picture formats as well as photo RAW formats. Zoner Studio is available in three editions, Pro, Home and Free.

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How to open DAT files

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

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.

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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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 - Thumbnail cache

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dat file by default:
Zoner Photo Studio small icon Zoner Photo Studio
Other suggested software:
ALSee small icon ALSee
WildBit Viewer

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