FAT File Type

- The quick facts

What are FAT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FAT 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 FAT file?

The FAT file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the FAT file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the FAT file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about FAT files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open FAT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the FAT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FAT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 12 different FAT openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of FAT files. Remember, different programs may use FAT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Free Zip OpenerFree Zip OpenerUser submitted
HanZipHanZipUser submitted
Free Zip ViewerFree Zip ViewerUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP ProAshampoo ZIP ProUser submitted
StarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorStarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorUser submitted
Zinf ApplicationZinf ApplicationUser submitted
CoffeeZipCoffeeZipUser submitted
FreeAmp ApplicationFreeAmp ApplicationUser submitted
ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP FreeAshampoo ZIP FreeUser submitted

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