How to Open DAT Files in Windows and MAC

What is DAT File

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The first thing to comprehend about DAT files is that it shows a file that has non-mandatory information. That implies it’s not related to anyone specific program or application. When you see a file with an XLS extension, you know it’s referring to an Excel file etc. However, with DAT files, you need to make sense of how to open it yourself and different DAT files may open with various programs.


You can do as such by opening the DAT file in the program that was used to make the file. On the off chance that you don’t realize which program was used, you’ll have to decide the right program before you can open the DAT file. Remember that some DAT files, for example, those used to store codes for languages can’t be opened by any regular program; these files are used by your PC’s system and thus should not be changed.


Open DAT File on Windows

  • Select the program that created the DAT file.
  • Open the program.
  • Click on the File option and tap on open.
  • Select show all files in File Explorer.
  • Select the DAT file and open it.
  • Verify that you want to view the file.


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  • Select the program that created the DAT file.
  • Double click the app icon of the program.
  • File > Open menu in your selected program.
  • Open the DAT file in your program.
  • Verify that you want to view the file.


Convert a DAT File

Most of the files can be changed over using a free file converter, DAT files aren’t like most files. The steps to change over a DAT file totally rely on the type of DAT file you’re working with.

There is actually no reason at all to change over a DAT file to an alternate format if it’s being used by a particular program to store setup data. Changing over that kind of DAT file to something different will probably render the file, and possibly even the program, unusable.

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DAT files that are video files can be opened in the video editing programming that made it, and then saved as a different format, likely ones like MP4, AVI, FLV or etc.


  • Right-click the .dat file.
  • Open the Properties.
  • Replace the .dat in its name with .mpg.
  • Tap on OK button.


What is DAT file extension?

File Extension DAT is utilized by generic information files which might be generated by any application. As there is no characterized structure for DAT files, it very difficult to decide the application which originally made the file let alone opens it.

DAT files may contain information in content format and their contents vary depending on the application. DAT files are explicit to the application which made it and will have its very own characterized file structure which is important to effectively peruse the file, especially if the information put away is in the paired configuration. There are various pieces of information which can uncover the personality of the required application, for example, the name and area of the DAT file, as they are frequently stored in the user profile or program folders. DAT files can also store information in plaintext, and can along these lines be opened and read using a word processor.


A typical case of a DAT file is Winmail.DAT. At the point when Microsoft Exchange Server advances a message containing Rich Text Formatting (RTF), the data is attached to the E-Mail in a DAT file. On the off chance that the beneficiary isn’t using an E-Mail customer which supports RTF messages, rather than using the file to give designing to the E-Mails substance, the data basically shows up as a connection.

There is a broad rundown of applications which use or have used DAT files; however, a few increasingly normal clients of this file type incorporate Microsoft Visual Studio and Internet Explorer, Nullsoft Winamp, Corel WordPerfect and Pitney Bowes MapInfo. In any case, regardless of whether the application which made the file is known, it isn’t destined to have the option to open DAT file as a couple of uses bolster DAT as a local file type.


How to Open DAT Files in Windows and MAC

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