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What are DATA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DATA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DATA 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.

Data File

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

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Last updated: July 31, 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 eight 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 OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
TomTom HOMETomTom HOMEUser submitted
FilmotechFilmotechUser submitted
AriaReporter ApplicationAriaReporter ApplicationUser submitted

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