Files extensions

  john-231489 11:17 01 Oct 2005

Hi all
Hope you can help. I just received an email from a friend in Canada with an attachment ycp.dat. Nothing I try will open this file has anyone got a clue how to open it

Many thanks

  johnnyrocker 11:22 01 Oct 2005

dat files are system files and as such not meant to be opened was the frind trying to send a picture?


  john-231489 11:49 01 Oct 2005

Thanhs Jonnyrocker for the q

  john-231489 11:51 01 Oct 2005

Something went wrong there.

Thanks Johnnyrocker for the quick response. Yes he was trying to send me a picture of something he had found on a website in York where he originally came from.

  johnnyrocker 11:53 01 Oct 2005

in that case you should probably have had two attachments or he has inadvertently attached the dat file which supports whatever picture files system he is using, get them to check and resend.


  johnnyrocker 11:57 01 Oct 2005

might be even easier to have him mail you either the web link or the page in question.


  john-231489 12:00 01 Oct 2005

Thanks again. I think that must be the case because the dat. file was very small and trying to open it just produced loads of symbols.

I'll do as you say and email him.


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