DATA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DATA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DATA files.

What is a 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. These files can be used on the Linux, Unix and MAC operating systems. The majority of DATA files are saved in the binary file format.

DATA files can contain a variety of different file types including document files, project files, libraries and other different file types.

The CoreFSIF' program by Avanti and the Analysis Studio program both use the .data file extension. Database applications also commonly use the .data extension.

Font 2D resource files also contain the .data file extension.

How to open DATA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DATA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DATA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DATA

While we know of one file format using the .DATA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DATA file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
EditPlusEditPlusUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
TomTom HOMETomTom HOMEUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DATA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DATA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!