The RAT file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows operating system for IBM-PC computers. The *.rat file stores Windows Internet ratings.

There are 4 other file types using
the RAT file extension!

empty icon.rat - RATS data file

empty icon.rat - Nimbus 7 SAMS data file

empty icon.rat - PICS Platform for Internet Content Selection file

rat icon.rat - Autodesk rational method data file

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RAT file extension - Microsoft Windows rating system file

What is rat file? How to open rat files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The RAT file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system for IBM-PC compatible computers. An .*rat file contains Internet ratings and Local User Management DLL data. These files are used for internal purposes of Windows.

MIME: application/rat-file

The default software associated to rat file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open RAT files:

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 file with extension RAT:

As far as we know, this .rat 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.

List of software applications associated to the .rat 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 rat file, edit rat file, convert rat file, view rat file, play rat 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 rat files.

  • Open rat file
  • Create rat file
  • Others rat file

Software that open rat file - Microsoft Windows rating system file

Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for open rat file action.

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