Opening DTA files

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

What is a DTA file?

Files that contain the .dta file extension is commonly associated with a variety of computer applications for a broad range of data file formats. The most common DTA files are normally stored in binary or plain-text format.

The Turbo Pascal software program uses the DTA file format for the data files referenced by the software application. The Stata software application also uses the DTA file format for saved data-set files. The WorldBank's STARS and PC-File programs also use the .dta file suffix for data files that are used by these applications.

The Hidden & Dangerous software game also uses the .dta file extension. These DTA files contain game files that are referenced by the video game during a user's gameplay experience.

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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