RAT File - opening and understanding

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

What is a RAT file?

A .RAT file is a PICS Rating System file. Through our analysis of RAT files, we know that one use of the format is PICS Rating System. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open RAT 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 RAT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different RAT openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RAT

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

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Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RAT-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 RAT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!