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Details of extension .dat

19 extension(s) and 2 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dat file?
  • Which program can create the .dat file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dat format?
  • What can convert .dat files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dat extension?
.dat
General Data File .dat file icon

General Data File

The DAT file is a General Data File. The DAT file extensions is generally used for a "Data" file in which programs store their related data, be it text, structured data, encrypted information or anything else.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: -
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
data
Links:
-
Related extensions:
General History File
Lotus Notes Data
Lotus Notes Template
Lotus Notes Database
Lotus Notes User ID File
Lotus Notes Linked Object
Lotus Notes 2 Database
Lotus Notes 3 Database
Lotus Notes 4 Database
.dat
Affymetrix Image Data File .dat file icon

Affymetrix Image Data File

The DAT file is a Affymetrix Image Data File. This data file containing raw image data (pixel intensity values).
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Affymetrix Genechip
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
Related extensions:
Affymetrix Gene Information Library
Affymetrix Chip Description File
Affymetrix Probe Array Results File
Affymetrix Probe Array Results File
Affymetrix Experiment File
Affymetrix Grid Control File
Affymetrix Mask File
Affymetrix Probe Set Information
.dat
DataFlex Database File .dat file icon

DataFlex Database File

The DAT file is a DataFlex Database File. DataFlex is an advanced object-oriented 4GL designed for developing database applications in character mode environments.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: DataFlex
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
DataFlex Query Tag
DataFlex Database Header
DataFlex Compressed Database
DataFlex Registration Data
DataFlex Business Process Object
DataFlex Web Business Object
DataFlex Compiled Binary
DataFlex Web Object
DataFlex Data Dictionary
.dat
Treepad Database .dat file icon

Treepad Database

The DAT file is a Treepad Database. TreePad is a tree-based Personal Information Manager (PIM).
Category: Data files
Application: Treepad
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Treepad Database Index
Treepad Database Blob Data
Treepad Database DBI Data
Treepad Database Backup
Treepad Database Index Backup
Treepad Database Blob Backup
.dat
Radiance Data File .dat file icon

Radiance Data File

The DAT file is a Radiance Data File. Radiance is a suite of tools for performing lighting simulation originally written by Greg Ward. It includes a renderer as well as many other tools for measuring the simulated light levels. It uses ray tracing to perform all lighting calculations, accelerated by the use of an octree data structure.
Category: Data files
Application: Radiance
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Radiance Scene
POV-Ray Raytracing Format
Radiance Octree
Radiance Function File
Radiance Z-buffer File
POV-Ray State File
POV-Ray Include File
POV-Ray DF3 Proximity Pattern Parameters
Radiance Ambient Data
.dat
eM Client Database .dat file icon

eM Client Database

The DAT file is an eM Client Database. eM Client is a Windows based e-mail client for sending and receiving e-mails, managing calendars, contacts, and tasks.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: eM Client
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
eM Client WAL Data
eM Client SHM Data
eM Client Backup Data
.dat
SVAL Frequency-time Spectrogram Data .dat file icon

SVAL Frequency-time Spectrogram Data

The DAT file is an SVAL Frequency-time Spectrogram Data. The SVAL program is an interactive software for frequency-time analysis of dispersed signals of any dynamic and frequency range.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: SVAL
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
SVAL Backup Data
SVAL Ridge Data
SVAL Interpolated Data
SVAL Spectrogram Data
SVAL Truncated Data
SVAL All Signal Data
SVAL Phases Data
SVAL Modal Data
SVAL Correction Data
.dat
Shareaza Thumbnail Data .dat file icon

Shareaza Thumbnail Data

The DAT file is a Shareaza Thumbnail Data. Shareaza is an open source P2P file-sharing client that connects to four modern networks: G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 and BitTorrent.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Shareaza
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
BitTorrent Meta File
Shareaza Skin
CrystalPlayer Skin
CrystalPlayer Video
CrystalPlayer Playlist
.dat
SWAT Database .dat file icon

SWAT Database

The DAT file is a SWAT Database. SWAT (Soil Water Assessment Tool) is an hydrology model with the following components: Weather, surface runoff, return flow, percolation, evapotranspiration, transmission losses, pond and reservoir storage, crop growth and irrigation, groundwater flow, reach routing, nutrient and pesticide loading, water transfer.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: SWAT
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
SWAT HRU Data
SWAT Groundwater Input Data
SWAT Reach Output Data
SWAT Weather Generator Input Data
SWAT Master Watershed Data
SWAT Watershed Water Quality Input
SWAT Stream Water Quality Input Data
SWAT Lake Water Quality Input Data
SWAT Basin Input Data
.dat
SPOT Satellite Image Format Data .dat file icon

SPOT Satellite Image Format Data

The DAT file is a SPOT Satellite Image Format Data. SPOT is a commercial high-resolution optical Earth imaging satellite system operating from space.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: SPOT
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
SPOT Satellite Image
SPOT Satellite Image Statistics Data
.dat
Inno Setup Uninstall Data .dat file icon

Inno Setup Uninstall Data

The DAT file is an Inno Setup Uninstall Data. Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Inno Setup
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Inno Setup List
Inno Setup Component Definitions Data
Inno Setup Script
.dat
Celestia Binary Database .dat file icon

Celestia Binary Database

The DAT file is a Celestia Binary Database. Celestia is a 3D astronomy program created by Chris Laurel. The program is based on the Hipparcos Catalogue (HIP) and allows users to travel through an extensive universe, modeled after reality, at any speed, in any direction, and at any time in history.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Celestia
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Celestia Model
Celestia Script File
Celestia v1.6 Trajectory File
Celestia Trajectory File
Celestia Deep Space Catalog
Celestia Solar System Catalog
Celestia Star Catalog
Celestia Font Texture Data
Celestia Configuration Data
.dat
Minecraft Game Data .dat file icon

Minecraft Game Data

The DAT file is a Minecraft Game Data. Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: Minecraft
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Minecraft Game Backup
Minecraft Function File
Minecraft Schematic Data
Minecraft Game Level Data
Minecraft Game Codesign Data
Minecraft BO3 Object
Minecraft World Lock File
Minecraft BO2 Object
Minecraft JAR Signature Data
.dat
SimCity 4 Game Data .dat file icon

SimCity 4 Game Data

The DAT file is a SimCity 4 Game Data. SimCity 4 (SC4) is a city-building, urban planning simulation computer game.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: SimCity 4
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
SimCity 4 Graphics Rules
SimCity 4 Model
SimCity 4 Description
SimCity 4 Type Group Instance Data
SimCity 4 Lot Data
SimCity 4 Cohort Data
SimCity 4 DBDF Data
SimCity 4 Packed Database
SimCity 4 Channel Identification Data
.dat
Windows Registry Hive Data .dat file icon

Windows Registry Hive Data

The DAT file is a Windows Registry Hive Data. The Registry database actually consists of a number of files that contain a subset of the Registry called a hive. A hive consists of one or more Registry keys, subkeys, and settings.
Category: Data files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Windows Registry Hive Log
.dat
GameMaker Studio Audio Data Package .dat file icon

GameMaker Studio Audio Data Package

The DAT file is a GameMaker Studio Audio Data Package. GameMaker Studio is a game development tool, featuring a level editor, asset manager, code editor, and its own scripting language known as GameMaker Language (GML).
Detailed description not available
Category: Development files
Application: GameMaker Studio
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
GameMaker Studio Extension
GameMaker Studio GML Script
GameMaker Studio 2 Project
GameMaker Studio Extension
GameMaker Studio 2 Exported Project
GameMaker Studio Game Asset Package
.dat
Prince of Persia Game Data .dat file icon

Prince of Persia Game Data

The DAT file is a Prince of Persia Game Data. Prince of Persia is a platform game, originally developed by Jordan Mechner in 1989 for the Apple II.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: Prince of Persia
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
Related extensions:
Prince of Persia Single Level Data
.dat
Alan IF Adventure Data .dat file icon

Alan IF Adventure Data

The DAT file is an Alan IF Adventure Data. Alan is a tool for creating works of Interactive Fiction, a.k.a text adventures. It is easy to use. It's focus has always been on the authoring aspects.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: Alan IF
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Alan v3 Resource File
Alan v3 Adventure Code
Alan v3 Source Code
Alan IF Adventure Code
.dat
Unreal Tournament Game Data .dat file icon

Unreal Tournament Game Data

The DAT file is a Unreal Tournament Game Data. Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: Unreal Tournament
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Unreal Tournament Localization Data
Unreal Tournament Link Data
Unreal Tournament Mod Data
Unreal Tournament Version Data
Unreal Tournament Cache Data
Unreal Tournament Shader Cache
.nda
Nero BackItUp Drive Image .nda file icon

Nero BackItUp Drive Image

The NDA file is a Nero BackItUp Drive Image. Nero BackItUp is a program for backing up and restoring data.
Category: Data files
Application: Nero BackItUp
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
dat
Links:
-
Related extensions:
AAC Low Overhead Audio Stream
Nero ISO9660 CD-Rom Compilation
Nero Super VideoCD Compilation
Nero Vision Compilation
Nero HD-Burn Video Compilation
Nero HFS CD Compilation
Nero UDF/ISO CD-Rom Compilation
Nero Boot CD-Rom Compilation
Nero MiniDVD Compilation
.tec
Tecplot ASCII Data .tec file icon

Tecplot ASCII Data

The TEC file is a Tecplot ASCII Data. Tecplot is an interactive plotting program for visualising and analysing engineering and scientific data.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Tecplot
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
dat
Links:
-
Related extensions:
Tecplot License Data
Tecplot Layout Package
Tecplot Data

Other types of files may also use the .dat file extension. If you have helpful information about .dat extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .dat filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

vat (1), adt (1), rat (1), dzt (1), dwt (1), dt (1), dar (1), dag (1), da (1), wat (1), at (1), sat (1), fat (1), dxt (1), dta (1)

Can't open a .dat file?

If you want to open a .dat file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dat association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dat

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android