What are DATA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a DATA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a DATA file?
DATA files have multiple uses, and Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
The .data file extension is given to the data files that have been created by and used for a variety of different software applications. The majority of DATA files are saved in a binary file format that cannot be opened in a standard text editor.
DATA files can contain various file types, including document files, project files, libraries, and other file types.
Use the File.org File Analyzer if you are unsure what type of data file you are trying to open. You can also try inspecting the file in a HEX-editor to see if something reveals what type of file it is. You'll find a few hex-editors listed below.
How to open DATA files
We have identified two DATA openers that are compatible with this specific type of DATA file.
Programs that open Data files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .DATA
While Data File is a popular type of DATA-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .DATA file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Genesis the Third Day Fractal Data
These files contain fractal landscapes generated with Genesis the Third Day, a fractal landscape generator for the Commodore Amiga home computer.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different DATA openers which you will find listed below.
IdeaMaker Print Preview Data
We know that one DATA format is IdeaMaker Print Preview Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
RHVoice Data File
RHVoice is a free and open-source speech synthesizer. It stores voice data in DATA files.
Siegfried Data File
File format used by applications published by Siegfried Soft for the Commodore Amiga home computer.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of DATA files. Remember, different programs may use DATA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Sakura Editor (Japanese)||User submitted|
|Dragon UnPACKer||User submitted|
|TomTom HOME||User submitted|
|AriaReporter Application||User submitted|
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