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Details of extension .dat

8 extension(s) and 1 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

DAT 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

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
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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

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

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

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
.dat
eM Client Database .dat file icon

eM Client Database

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

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

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
.nda
Nero BackItUp Drive Image .nda file icon

Nero BackItUp Drive Image

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:
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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

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:

Alphacam Diecut Tool Data
ETCBC Analyzed Text Data
Microsoft Windows Security Catalog
Gcov Data File
Digital Anchor Data
World Championship Poker 2 Game Data
AutoPlay Media Studio Splash Image
DAR Disk Archive
Day of the Zombie Map

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:

dwt (1), dt (1), dar (1), dag (1), da (1), wat (1), at (1), sat (1), fat (1), dxt (1), dta (1), day (1), dah (1), daf (1), xat (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