DTA File - opening and understanding

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

How to open DTA 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 DTA for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DTA

While we know of one file format using the .DTA 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 .DTA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DTA files. Remember, different programs may use DTA 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
EViewsEViewsUser submitted
DataNature4DataNature4User submitted
Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
PCPaie WindowsPCPaie WindowsUser submitted
GAEB-KonverterGAEB-KonverterUser submitted
Sage AccountsSage AccountsUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
AUER OffertAUER OffertUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DTA-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 DTA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!