A rat file extension is related to the PICS (PICS Platform for Internet Content Selection).

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

empty icon.rat - RATS data

empty icon.rat - Nimbus 7 SAMS data file

empty icon.rat - Microsoft Windows rating system data

rat icon.rat - Autodesk rational method data file

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RAT file extension - PICS Platform for Internet Content Selection data

What is rat file? How to open rat files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

The rat file extension is associated with the PICS (Platform for Internet Content Selection).

The PICS specification enables labels (metadata) to be associated with Internet content. It was originally designed to help parents and teachers control what children access on the Internet, but it also facilitates other uses for labels, including code signing and privacy.

This rat file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

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 .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.

Related links:

Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS)

PICS Rating Generator

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