There are 8 other file types using
the DATA file extension!

data file icon.data - Analysis Studio offline data file

data file icon.data - SAM data file

data file icon.data - Arena Wars game data archive

data file icon.data - CoreFSIF database file

data file icon.data - Adobe Soundbooth data file

data file icon.data - NASA VIR Validator instruments status file

data file icon.data - Acronis True Image continuous data protection backup file

data file icon.data - Apple Photos data file

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DATA file extension - Generally data file

What is data file? How to open data files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The data file extension is used for data files at Linux/Unix/MAC OS operating systems. Used by various applications. .data files often contain various data for internal purposes of applications, it cannot be opened.

The default software associated to data file type:

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open DATA files:

Data files are typically not meant to be opened directly by the user, they contain data for programs.

How to convert file with extension DATA:

Some data files may be converted, some may be not. Too many file types share this extension to give an exact answer.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .data file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open data file, edit data file, convert data file, view data file, play data file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others data file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with data file - Generally data file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use data file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open data file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with data file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Other suggested software:
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems

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