How do I view .dat files?

  jordi2 12:32 01 Oct 2003
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I would like to view .dat files to check what information they are holding, I've been told that notepad corrupts them, can anyone tell me a good viewer?

  -pops- 12:42 01 Oct 2003

What do you expect to find in these files?

Unless you have considerable computer expertise, these files will appear as garbled rubbish. The very fact that you have posed this question indicates that you don't have this expertise so, really, you would be better not to waste your time.

  Valvegrid 12:48 01 Oct 2003
  jordi2 12:48 01 Oct 2003

I expect to find gathered traces of my internet activities, I know they store part of it. And I am not a big techie, but I am only interested in viewing the ones related to IE

  jordi2 12:53 01 Oct 2003

Thanks Valvegrid, now I am able to see the info stored in the .dat but can I change it with any program? or deleting it?
Just in case, is for privacy reasons, because if I am able to see it, anyone accessing my shared computer is also able to see it.

  Valvegrid 12:57 01 Oct 2003

Change it? No. That program will delete it for you removing traces.

  jordi2 13:00 01 Oct 2003

That should do, thank you

  Djohn 13:04 01 Oct 2003

If you type.

View .dat files

into google you'll find many ways of viewing and deleting these files. click here j.

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