DAT File (.dat)

  collinsc 18:36 28 Jul 2009


We have been sent a DAT File (.dat) document - which should be text - we were expecting it in a word document however it has arrived in this format. How can i open it!?


  rawprawn 18:39 28 Jul 2009

Try changing it to .txt, sometimes that works

  rawprawn 18:46 28 Jul 2009

Also try this click here

  DieSse 18:48 28 Jul 2009

.....or change it to a .doc file, if it's supposed to be a word file.

Maybe they've just sent you the wrong file?

DAT files can be many different things used in many different places - they're usually associated with systems data (in many formats).

  collinsc 21:29 28 Jul 2009

thanks everyone. i renamed it .txt and it worked. not sure whether it was supposed to be a word file or not.. but came out as one!

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