Dat Files

I need to open some dat files can anyone recommend a freeware program that will enable me to do this? Thanks

  User-312386 20:19 27 Aug 2004

why would you want to open .dat files?

  alan227 20:21 27 Aug 2004

Try This. click here

  powerless 20:23 27 Aug 2004

Try notepad.

But the origin of the dat file would help?

To be more precise...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:24 27 Aug 2004

Can be just about anything: text, graphic, or general binary data. There is no specific structure for a .DAT file. You can use an editor like EditPad Pro to look inside a .DAT file and possible determine its contents and relationship with a program.

Most common is McAfee data base files for virus signatures.

Various programs use this extension; too many to list individually. Take clues from the location of the file as a possible pointer to exactly which program is producing the file.

  woodchip 20:29 27 Aug 2004

Quick view Plus, can open them but do not know why you need to open them

  sattman 20:32 27 Aug 2004

I also am intrigued why

  THE TERMINATOR 23:05 27 Aug 2004

Is this a VCD? If so you should be able to open this file in Media Player. Right click the file and choose open with, and choose WMP....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 19:42 28 Aug 2004

I see you have ticked this off. But how was it resolved....TT

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