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

empty - Analysis Studio offline data

empty - SAM data

empty - Arena Wars game data archive

empty - CoreFSIF database

data - Adobe Soundbooth data

empty - NASA VIR Validator instruments status

empty - Acronis True Image continuous data protection backup

empty - Apple Photos data

DATA file extension - Generally data

What is data file? How to open data files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension data is used for data files at Linux/Unix/macOS (OS X) operating systems. Used by various applications. .data files often contain various data for internal purposes of applications, it cannot be opened.

Updated: May 6, 2024

The default software associated to open data file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX 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 are typically not meant to be opened directly by the user, they contain data for programs.

How to convert:

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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's database).

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

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:


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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