Opening DAT files

Did your computer fail to open a DAT file? We explain what DAT files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DAT files.

What is a DAT file?

Many different programs use the .dat file extension. When you see a file on your computer with the .dat extension, all it really means is that the file contains some type of computer data. There is really no way to tell what type of data the file contains unless you open it. The problem is, unless you know where the file originated from, the data contained within the .dat file be hard to decipher.

They DAT file format is, in fact, one of the most common file formats in existence. It is very often used to save attachments that have been sent from an Outlook email client.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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